The History of Dodgers Baseball Aviation

Convair 440 | The Musuem of Flying

Plenty of development was needed at Dodgertown when Walter O’Malley became Dodger President in October 1950. He began to invest in and make many improvements on the site, which had been abandoned as a World War II U.S. Naval Air base, adjacent to the Vero Beach Airport. When the Dodgers first acquired the property once […]

From the Director – Steve Benesch

Museum of Flying

The close of 2018 brought exciting news to the Museum of Flying. A new management team has soared into action and is looking forward to creating new exhibits, enhancing some existing displays and creating new programs. The newly appointed team includes Mike Machat, Curator and expert aviation historian extraordinaire. Mike will be working to enhance […]

From the Curator – New Permanent Exhibits

Gallery of Commercial Aviation | Museum of Flying

Gallery of Commercial Aviation Slated to open in January 2019 is the Museum’s first-ever comprehensive exhibit honoring the exciting world of airline travel. Located in the main entry foyer, this corner-stone exhibit will contain a wide array of original high-end collectible airliner models and a life-time collection of never-before-seen airline service pins and wings. Complementing […]

Airview News

Please enjoy the first edition of Airview News, which we hope to make a regular update of Museum and S.M. airport news. Please pay special attention to our Mission Statement and Appeal piece on page 2. The Museum of Flying rely’s heavily on donations from it’s supporters and even the smallest amount can help.

Around the World in the Douglas World Cruiser

Douglas World Cruiser - Chicago | Museum of Flying

Following WWI intrepid airmen everywhere looked at the globe and considered the possibility of circumnavigating the earth in an airplane. The war had shown them how valuable it could be to span vast distances in a short amount of time. Meanwhile in the small California coastal city of Santa Monica, the Douglas Aircraft Company had […]

Iris Cummings Critchell, Fitz Fulton, Bob Gilliland, & Burt Rutan to be inducted into the California Aviation Hall of Fame

California Aviation Hall of Fame | Museum of Flying

For Immediate Release Media contact: dryan@museumofflying.org Iris Cummings Critchell, Fitz Fulton, Bob Gilliland, & Burt Rutan to be inducted into the California Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony to be held at the Museum of Flying Santa Monica, CA, February 24, 2015 The Santa Monica based Museum of Flying will host the induction into the California […]

Aviation Film Festival Series Kick-Off

Flying he Feathered Edge Screening | Museum of Flying

On Friday, February 20th, 2015, the Museum of Flying held our kick-off event for the Aviation Film Festival series. The film that debuted was “Flying the Feathered Edge, the Bob Hoover Project”. The film was directed by Kim Furst and features Harrison Ford, Carroll Shelby, noted air show performer Sean Tucker and a host of […]