1959 RoadAir

1959 RoadAir | Museum of Flying

Herbert 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 […]

Quest for Flight

Museum of Flying — Aug 2, 2014 — Santa Monica, CA August, 4, 2014 The author of “Quest for Flight”, Craig S. Harwood will provide a talk on the biography that he wrote about his great grand uncle, John J. Montgomery on Sunday, August 10, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Montgomery has been credited with […]

BD-5J Microjet

BD-5J Microjet | Museum of Flying

  The BD-5 Micro is a series of small, single-seat home-built aircraft created in the late 1960s by US aircraft designer Jim Bede and introduced to the market primarily in “kit” form by the now-defunct Bede Aircraft Corporation in the early 1970s. It was featured in the 1983 James Bond movie ‘Octopussy‘. The BD-5 has […]


Right Footed

Santa Monica Contact: steve@MuseumofFlying.com September 26, 2013 The Museum of Flying today announced the next program in their Aviation Presentation series: The making of the documentary film, “Rightfooted.”  The film tells the amazing story of armless pilot Jessica Cox.  The program is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th with presentations at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm […]

Museum of Flying reopens at Santa Monica Airport

Los Angeles Times | Museum of Flying

Museum of Flying reopens at Santa Monica Airport About two dozen flying machines, along with exhibits on the Southland’s aviation and aerospace industry, are featured in the third iteration of the museum, founded in 1974. February 26, 2012|By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times After a nearly decade-long hiatus, the Museum of Flying has once again […]