The Aviation Innovation Series

Join Museum of Flying for an in-person presentation by Miles Rogers, SVP of Marketing for Archer Aviation. Rogers will share about the fascinating world of electric air taxis and urban aerial mobility. Discover how these innovative technologies are shaping the future of transportation and revolutionizing the way we move around cities. The Aviation Innovation Series […]

From the Director – Steve Benesch

Museum of Flying

Dear Museum of Flying Members and friends of the Museum I wanted to personally reach out to our members and friends of the Museum of Flying and address the current situation around the latest on the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus). As you may have seen in the news, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and […]

DC-10 Development Model

DC-10A Prototype Model | Museum Of Flying

Recently acquired from a private collection by the Museum of Flying is this treasure, built in the Douglas Model Shop at Long Beach in 1967. The original 1/100-scale solid wood American Airlines “Astrojet” shows the first iteration of a tail-mounted GE CF6 turbofan on the McDonnell Douglas design study for what became the DC-10. This […]

Douglas Aircraft

Donald W. Douglas founded his aircraft manufacturing empire in Santa Monica just 17 years after the Wright brothers first flew in 1903. Flying then was the substance of dreams; most people could not imagine that one day they would be able to travel by air. But Donald Douglas revolutionized aviation and commercial air travel. In […]

Lockheed P2V

The P2V Neptune Flight Deck Console | Museum of Flying

The P2V Neptune Flight Deck Console The P2V Neptune series of aircraft was one of the more successful post-war designs for America, with service that spanned decades for a handful of American-friendly countries. The system was designed by Lockheed Corporation from the outset as a land-based maritime patrol and reconnaissance platform. The system proved so […]

Convair 240 Cockpit

Convair 240 Cockpit Searching for a replacement for the venerable Douglas DC-3 in 1945, American initiated a design requirement for a modern, pressurized, twin-engined, 40-seat pressurized airliner for use in local service. The product was the Convair 240 (with “2” engines and “40” passengers – hence the name). As launch customer, American placed an initial […]

Boeing 727 cockpit

The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body three-engine jet airliner built by Boeing. Intended for short-haul routes with fewer passengers, the 727 is capable of operating out of shorter length runways and smaller airports. Its trijet design features three Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines at the rear section of the aircraft, along with a T-tail. […]

Allison J33-A-23 engine

Turbojet, 1-stage centrifugal compressor, 14 combustion chambers, 1-stage turbine. This engine is a direct descendent of the Whittle W I/2B series. General Electric improved upon this engine under the engineering team led by Donald F. Truly Warner in April 1942. Two of the first GE series I-A engines, developing 1,250 lbs. Thrust each powered the […]

Wright Flyer replica

The Wright Flyer was the first heavier than air powered aircraft to take flight. The Wright Flyer used a canard biplane design with a pusher engine. It made its first flight on December 17, 1903 traveling 120 feet in 12 seconds. Our Wright Flyer is a replica built by 20th Century Fox as a movie […]