Following San Diego County Public Health Authority guidance the Museum will be temporarily closed starting July 7, 2020.
The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) - known famously as the Flying Tigers - was a group of volunteer US pilots, serving in China before and during WWII and led by Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault
Andrew Fodor was a primary investor in the Mutual Aircraft Factory, which produced one aircraft, the Blackbird. The collection contains Andrew Fodor's personal collection of papers, letters and photos primarily relates to his involvement in the Mutual Aircraft Service. The papers and letters relate primarily to Mutual's aircraft and financial problems.
Andrew Lech was an aviation model maker. His highly detailed models have been displayed at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and the San Diego Air & Space Museum. His models date back to the 1920s.
Alexander Perkins Keith patented an airplane in 1870. The collection includes material related to the patent. Some of the material in this collection is believed to be the oldest in the Museum's possession.
Capt. Aram Y. "Dick" Parunak, USN (1910-2007) was a U.S. Navy pilot during WWII, who became the first pilot to land and takeoff on Greenland?s ice cap during the rescue of the crew of a crashed B-17. In just over a month, Parunak was pilot for four such rescues.