Events

A-4M Skyhawk Marine Aircraft
11 SEPTEMBER 2015

MCAS Miramar Air Show
September 23-25, 2016

Don’t miss Flying Leathernecks vintage aircraft at the MCAS Miramar Air Show.  (The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum will be closed September 23-25, 2016, Friday – Sunday, during the Show.)  Our A-4M Skyhawk II — “The Easter Egg” — will be just one of the aircraft from the Museum’s historic collection on display. Beginning in September, […]

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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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General Butcher
16 JUNE 2015

Major General Bob Butcher (USMC-retired)

Major General Bob Butcher (USMC-retired) will discuss his experiences and changes to the airplane, the squadron mission and the training of pilots flying the A4. MajGen Butcher, a Marine aviator with worldwide service; is the recipient of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and 15 air medals. June 20th at 11AM-12PM.

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easter
28 MARCH 2014

2014 Easter Holiday Closure

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is closed Sunday, April 20 for the Easter Holiday. We wish all of you and your families and very Happy Easter. Please make plans to visit the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and Historical Foundation as soon as you can. If you are already here in the San Diego area, consider some of […]

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picnic McCoy
22 JULY 2013

Picnic With A Pilot: Rex McCoy

Rex McCoy discussed his time as a gunner on ship during the Vietnam War. He showed guests the type of US Marine Corps aircraft that saved his life and the lives of his comrades. The video is an excerpt of his talk. Scroll down for the full photo gallery. Save the date for the next […]

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picnic-king
12 JUNE 2013

Picnic With A Pilot: Dan King

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum launched its first “Picnic With A Pilot” series June 8, 2013 during Open Cockpit Days. The first amazing pilot featured in the series was Distinguished Flying Cross, CWO-3 Dan King. He has an amazing story – with 1600 combat flying hours, 825 combat missions and was shot down three times! […]

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Blue Star Museum Program
26 FEBRUARY 2013

Blue Star Museum Program

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is the Blue Star Museum Program? Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their […]

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