SDASM now offers tours to persons who are otherwise unable to visit our museum in Balboa Park. This is done by the use of a computer controlled televising robot operated by anyone with a computer and internet access.
As a nurse’s aide in Toronto in 1918, Amelia Earhart became fascinated by flight while watching aerial exhibitions. She earned her wings in Los Angeles in 1925, and in 1928 was asked to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger, the first woman to do so.
Noted for their achievements in aviation, inspiration to women pilots, and dedication to education and preservation of women's aviation history, the Ninety-Nines organization was created in 1929.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum received a special visitor on March 9, 2016 when 95-year-old Lawrence Warden of Clairemont toured the Museum. Of particular interest to Mr. Warden was the Museum’s Supermarine SpitfireMk.XVI, a plan he helped modify during World War II.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum is proudly celebrate Women’s History Month throughout March. We’ll be posting a series of articles and biographies on our social media outlets talking about the important role women have played throughout the history of aviation and space exploration.
We are pleased to announce we have recently acquired the Vought Archive from the Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation Archive in Arlington, Texas. This is the largest component of the surviving archive of the Vought Aircraft companies.
As Curator of the Air & Space Museum I am often asked how our team moves aircraft into the building, and from place within the building when it becomes necessary.Why is there a need to move aircraft around at all you may ask?
The Museum recently added the Aerospace Education Center Collection to our own collection, previously located in Little Rock, Arkansas. The newly acquired collection is the outgrowth of over fifty years of intensive collecting by Jay Miller, noted aviation author and photographer, former curator at the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas.
Before humans were sent into space, animals were used!
The Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems in San Diego, was used by the United States Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for aerial reconnaissance and observation.