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Santa Monica Museum of Flying Corporate Meetings & Special Events Venue information

CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, AND SEMINARS TAKE FLIGHT!

Depart from the boring and mundane and book your next conference, meeting, or seminar at the interesting and exciting Museum of Flying located at the historic Santa Monica Airport.  Explore and discover an array of aircraft, aviation themed exhibits, aviation memorabilia, artifacts, and aviation art. With accommodations for up to 600 attendees for conferences, meetings, and seminars, the Museum of Flying is an ideal location to allow your functions to “take flight” in an interesting and unusual venue that is unlike any other in the greater Los Angeles area.

Your attendees will be energized, inspired, and engaged to gain the most of your function.Located at one of the oldest continually operating Airport in the United States, the Museum of Flying presents the rich history of aviation as it relates to Southern California with an emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company that called the Santa Monica Airport home for more than 40 years.  In fact, the Douglas Aircraft Company built more than 10,000 aircraft here during World War II.Make your next function truly memorable by scheduling your event at the Museum of Flying where your event will provide great interaction, innovation, and creativity.

1959 RoadAir

1959 RoadAir - Museum of FlyingRoadAir Patent drawings - Museum of FlyingHerbert L. Trautmann was an inventor and aviation enthusiast who was employed by the Douglas Aircraft Company along with some of his family members. He designed and built a one-of-a-kind aircraft called the RoadAir in 1959 right here in Southern California. He received the patent on the aircraft in 1959 with the designation of a combination automobile and aircraft otherwise known today as essentially a “flying car”.

The Board of Directors of the Museum of Flying is pleased to announce the loan of the RoadAir to the Museum by the entire Trautmann family. It is scheduled to be shipped to the Museum from Florida in February, 2015. We would appreciate any support in the way of contribution to cover the cost of its transport and relocation. Contributions can be made specifically dedicated to this project by clicking the ‘Donate’ button below.

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Specifications
  • Year Built — 1959
  • Wingspan — 25′
  • Speed — Sub-sonic
  • Gross Weight — 1,000 lbs
  • Engine — Continental (85 hp)