Whether you’re an avid aviation enthusiast or have an interest in American ingenuity, the Museum of Flying is scheduled to open its doors in early 2012 at the Santa Monica Airport. With an exhibit and display area that spreads across approximately 22,000 square feet, the Museum will feature nearly two dozen aircraft, including a Wright Flyer replica, the BD-5 micro jet, the nose section of a FedEx 727, and more.
In addition to these aircraft, visitors will also get a glimpse into the history of the Santa Monica Airport and the growth of the aviation and aerospace industry in Southern California. A variety of aviation artwork and rare artifacts will be on display throughout the Museum.
As you work your way around the exhibits, be sure to stop by the California Aviation Hall of Fame. The Hall pays tribute to those visionaries who made great strides and influenced the growth of the aviation and aerospace industry in California. Individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame will have their images and some artifacts on display.
If you’d like to bring the kids, the Museum of Flying will also have fun, interactive activities for them, including a T-33 cockpit trainer, a Convair 240 nose, and the K-3 mini flight simulator that educates kids about pitch, yaw and roll.
The Museum of Flying will be located at 3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90405.