13 thoughts on “Birds Eye View of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

  1. My little nephew loves airplanes and how do we get a persnol tour of the museum? Is there a way to make this a special tour he is only six years old .the whole family would like to see the planes to. Thank you Jim Thomas

    • Hi Jim, Thanks for asking! The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9am to 3:30pm. When you arrive at the Museum, you’ll find a number of volunteers ready and willing to give you and your family a personal tour. Many of our volunteers are retired Marines who served as pilots, crew, or ground crew of our vintage airplanes and helicopters, so you and your family will hear about their personal experiences with our aircraft. So come on down!

    • Hi Cristina,
      Thanks for asking! The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is open to the public. Although we are located on MCAS Miramar, we have our own gate between Camino Ruiz and Cabot Drive. Look for the small Museum sign and the flags on the fence. Hope you will come visit us soon!

  2. Great video of the outside exhibit! The drone operator did a great job, editing was clear and made sense, and the music was thoughtful and somber. I would have liked close ups of more aircraft but the video was well done.

    • Thank you so much for checking out our birds eye view of the Museum! We’re so glad you enjoyed it. We hope to add more close-up videos in the future.

  3. As a staff member I am happy to report that our “Open Cockpit Day” on Father’s Day was a huge success. We had just under 200 visitors enjoying the opportunity to sit in the two fighters, one trainer and helicopter cargo area that we had open. Most of our guests were families, treating dad to a day at the museum. There were also a good number of solo adults or adults without children enjoying the aircraft also. Just a friendly reminder to future guests, we do button up the aircraft at 1500 (3:00 pm) and during these warm days bring water and stay hydrated. We do sell water by the bottle in the Museum Store.
    Thank you again for those that came out Sunday, June 19 it was a great day.

  4. Hello. I understand that in the next couple of years the Blue Angels will get a C-130J to be their new Fat Albert and that current C130T 164763 will retire. I hope it will come to your great museum!

  5. I’m trying to research my uncle’s service in WW II. His unit, VMF(N) 4th MAW served on both Guam and Iwo Jima. He was a truck driver, not a pilot, so I was thrilled to see that your museum records and honors the work of the ground crews, too. My question: Do you have historical resources that I could tap to learn about this unit’s history in WWII?
    Thank you.

    • The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is proud to host scholarly researchers at its Research Library. The Research Library consists of more than 3,500 books, thousands of photographs, and additional materials related to Marine Corps aviation and its history.

      The Research Library is a non-lending library available to the public by appointment, from Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm, except federal holidays.

      All research must be done on the premises and by prior arrangement with our Archivist. Please call (858) 577-4026 to arrange your appointment.

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