Following San Diego County Public Health Authority guidance the Museum will be temporarily closed starting July 7, 2020.
FS-001 is the first prototype of the very successful MQ-8B FIRE SCOUT Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Based upon a civilian Schweizer helicopter platform, it incorporates highly reliable turbine power for endurance and maintainability.
The Nieuport 11 was a French World War I single seat fighter aircraft, which became one of the most famous fighters of the war. It was originally designed for racing by Gustave Delage; but with the outbreak of the war, the British and French ordered the plane at once. The Nieuport 11 entered military service in the summer of 1915.
Although built by the French, the Nieuport 28C-1 was the first aircraft to see service with an American fighter squadron. Sometimes described as the most elegant airplane of World War I, the N28C-1 was the last in a series of lightweight fighters produced by Nieuport.
Sleek and elegant, the North American P-51D Mustang was truly a fighter pilot's dream. It is perhaps the best known fighter aircraft of all time. Designed by Edgar Schmued in record time at the request of the British in 1940, the Mustang possessed a deadly combination of speed, endurance, maneuverability and firepower.
With the significant exception of being unmanned, the RQ-4A Global Hawk is similar to the legendary Lockheed U-2 in mission. The Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can survey large geographic areas with pinpoint accuracy from high altitudes while keeping pilots out of harm's way. Once mission parameters are programmed into the aircraft, it autonomously taxis, takes off, flies, captures imagery, returns and lands.