San Diego Air & Space Museum Blog

Capt. Dan Pedersen, USN (Ret.) – the first Officer in Charge of and one of the nine original founders of “TOPGUN” – joins Prestigious International Air & Space Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Capt. Pedersen joins an elite class of leaders in aviation and space exploration, including Army Aviation, Will Cutter and Cutter Aviation, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Aviation Professional and Philanthropist Michael Herman, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics (UCSD) Brian Keating, Ph.D. and Textron Aviation.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Remembers Former USAF Brigadier General and Apollo 9 Commander Jim McDivitt

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is remembering Apollo 9 Commander Jim McDivitt, who entered the prestigious International Air & Space Hall of Fame along with his entire crew in 2012.

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Annual Pumpkin Chuckin’ Returning to the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us for some good old fashioned -- and kind-of messy-- fun during our annual Halloween-themed celebration in Balboa Park

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Hosting First Annual “Aerofest Open Hangar and Museum Sale” this Saturday Oct. 1 at Gillespie Field Annex

We’re back and better than ever at the Museum’s Annex at Gillespie Field! See the changes we’ve made to our location in El Cajon, including Aircraft, Exhibits and Renovation Projects.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Offering Private Pilot Ground School Program

The 8-week course prepares attendees to take the written examination for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Private Pilot certificate.

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The San Diego Air & Space Museum remembers Dean “Diz” Laird

“Dean “Diz” Laird was the ‘Quintessential Fighter Pilot,’ the type of flyer generations of other fighter pilots looked up to and who wanted to be like,” said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the Museum.

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“Quail Cam” showing live on San Diego Air & Space Museum’s YouTube Channel

A special camera is now appearing live on YouTube from Balboa Park as part of the Museum’s “MoonBase San Diego” where students from Golden Hills K-8 are hatching quail as a potential species to raise on the Moon

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Remembers Brigadier General Robert Cardenas

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is remembering Brigadier General Robert Cardenas, whose distinguished aviation career earned him an honored spot in the prestigious International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

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Annual running of the Wright Brothers engine on Dec. 17, 2021

Each year the San Diego Air & Space Museum runs an exact replica of the engine the Wright Brothers used for the first powered flight on Dec. 17, 1903.

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Wright Brothers Engine Replica to be run in front of San Diego Air & Space Museum at 10 a.m. on Dec. 17, Anniversary of First Powered Flight in Human History

The demonstration of the running engine is the Museum’s way of commemorating the first powered flight in human history on Dec. 17, 1903. The original engine was designed and built for the Wright Brothers by Charles E. Taylor.

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