Western Museum of Flight

IMG_1757 - sbbjOur fascination with airplanes doesn’t end with childhood. No matter the age, climbing into a cockpit is always a thrill.

When was the last time you pretended to be the Red Baron?

The Western Museum of Flight is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to preserving and displaying aircraft history and artifacts of Southern California’s aviation heritage.

The Air Museum’s educational programs give guests an opportunity to see and touch the airplanes that made aviation history.

Aviation is an integral component in the history of the South Bay. During and after World War II, the area became home and headquarters to the aerospace industry with all the key players landing here.

The Air Museum offers an inside look at completed and in-progress aircraft restoration projects. The collection includes numerous Warbirds, aircraft and target drones, piston and jet aircraft engines, aircraft components, aircraft ejection seats, World War II instruments, aircrew accessories and an extensive model aircraft collection.

They also feature a lecture series typically held on the third Saturday of each month.

Here’s the best part – during the annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade and other special events throughout the year, guests can take a flight in a vintage aircraft for a fee.

♫Off we go into the wild blue yonder….♫

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

General Admission is $5, children under 12 years free.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.wmof.com/index.html.

The Western Museum of Flight is located at Torrance Airport, 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3 in Torrance.

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