Lady Ace helicopter

MCAS Miramar Air Show
September 22-24, 2017

Don’t miss Flying Leathernecks vintage aircraft at the MCAS Miramar Air Show.  (The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum will be closed September 22-24, 2016, Friday – Sunday, during the Show.) A great friend of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, George Haloulakos, CFA, posted this online: “Please join me in honoring our Vietnam War Veterans at the […]

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26 APRIL 2017

Leatherneck Legacy Lives on Through Aviation

(reprinted in part from a story by Sgt. David Bickel at As an organization, the Marine Corps culture is based on rigid tradition with a rich historical path paved by the Marines of bygone eras. Part of that legacy is Marine aviation, preserved by a hidden gem containing historically significant equipment, aircraft and stories, located […]

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8 JUNE 2016

Medal of Honor (MoH) Stories Kiosk Celebrates Recipients

 The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is pleased to announce our newest display — the Medal of Honor Stories Kiosk, celebrating America’s Medal of Honor recipients. This interactive exhibit highlights the men and women who have received our nation’s highest award for valor in combat. This display was made possible, in part, by a grant from […]

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flying leatherneck aviation museum on facebook
31 AUGUST 2015

The Museum has a New Facebook Page

There’s a new way to stay connected to your favorite Aviation Museum in San Diego at MCAS Miramar. We’ve just launched our new Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum on FaceBook page. Check in daily to see what’s new in exhibits, restoration projects, visitors, retirement ceremonies, and much more at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Visit the […]

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18 AUGUST 2015

Meet this WWII, Korean War, and Presidential Pilot on August 22 and 23

During our last open cockpit days of the 2015 summer season, meet Major Glenn Ferguson (USMC-Retired).  Oh, the stories the Major can tell about his long distinguished career as: World War II dive-bomber pilot – when he crashed on a battleship, and experienced engine failure on several occasions Korean War medical evacuation pilot – ferrying […]

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Aviation Museum Medal of Honor Recipients
10 AUGUST 2015

Renovation Reveals New Hall of Heroes

Welcome to the “Dog Days” of summer. If you haven’t heard, the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (at MCAS Miramar in San Diego) is getting a facelift. Spread the word! During the months of July and August 2015, the museum gallery renovation is continuing at a rapid pace. Thankfully, there are no plastic surgeons involved. For […]

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phrog CH-46 marine helicopter
23 JULY 2015

Farewell to the Phrog

Pilot Talk:  Farewell to the “Phrog” Saturday, August 1st     11:00 am-noon After more than 50 years of service, the United States Marine Corps is retiring the CH-46 helicopter (nicknamed the “Phrog”). Colonel Fred Allega (USMC-retired) will share some of his experiences as a pilot of the iconic helicopter and other aircraft he flew. Colonel […]

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