Where Inspiration Takes Flight!
Dedicated to the dreams of flight, the museum chronicles over a century of aviation history and provides a glimpse into air transportation's future.
Two large display areas contain the majority of the museum exhibits. Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display.
In the Museum's main gallery, aircraft, and exhibits showcase aviation history as far back as 1869. Our 27,600 square foot main gallery contains over forty aircraft, exhibits, and many interactive displays.
The museum is truly a unique experience with a cohesive theme devoted to celebrating the adventurousness and innovation of aviation pioneers. Our walking tour, supported by multimedia presentations, will inspire and guide you through an intriguing, educational and visually captivating tour.
In addition to the many full size aircraft in the museum's main gallery, the 8,000 square foot atrium displays over a dozen large scaled aircraft models. On display is a full size replica of the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer as well as the remains of the Thaden "Argonaut", an early all metal aircraft built in 1928 in downtown San Francisco. The Atrium houses our family lounge for the enjoyment of the younger generation and also a Restoration Shop, with its large picture windows, allowing you to witness the ongoing restoration process.
The Flight Sim Zone
on the Museum's Mezzanine provides an opportunity to take flight in one of a variety of aircraft using high-fidelity desktop flight simulation software, realistic aircraft controls and multi-monitor displays (open weekends from 11 am - 2 pm).