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Welcome to the Museum of Flying

Charitable Contributions - Museum of FlyingIt’s not too late to make a year-end charitable contribution to the Museum!  Please help the Museum to continue our mission to preserve and present the history of aviation.  The Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, Federal tax ID# 23-741236.

Thank you for your support!
Daniel J. Ryan, Managing Director


The Museum has a new offer on Fridays, The Friday Flight Special, which includes one adult admission admission and one MaxFlight Simulator ticket, an $18 value, for $12 (Children’s Friday Flight Special is $8,normally a $14 value. All riders must be at least 48 inches).

Douglas World Cruiser “New Orleans”Herbert L. Trautman 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.  It has been on display at another Museum for a number of years and that Museum no longer wishes to display the aircraft.  The extended family has agreed to a long-term loan to the Museum of Flying.  We need to raise the funds to cover the transport of the aircraft by trailer from the East coast.  If you would like to support this cause, please make a contribution with the button below. Thank you for your consideration.

Originally established in 1974 as the Douglas Museum and Library, the Museum first opened in 1979 at 3200 Airport Avenue.  The Museum was founded by Donald Douglas Jr, the second President of the Douglas Aircraft Company. Construction began on the new Museum in early 2010 and the Museum celebrated its grand opening to the public in the new building on February 25, 2012.  The Museum collection consists of the many original artifacts related to the Douglas Aircraft Company, a variety of exhibits, aviation art, and features an array of aircraft from a Wright Flyer replica!

Douglas DC-3 Monument