The Museum of Flying opened Saturday, February 25, 2012. Minardos Group teamed with architect, Rick Solberg of Solberg Associates to transform a former warehouse into the current Museum building. The Museum of Flying features extensive exhibits and displays on the history of the Douglas Aircraft Company and the Santa Monica Airport, the Museum also preserves and curates a number of static and flyable aircraft.
Other displays at the Museum highlight the pioneering aviation companies of Southern California including Boeing, Hughes Aircraft, Lockheed, North American, and Northrop.
The Museum also features a hands-on interactive area for children, a theatre for screening historic test footage, documentaries, and aviation related films, and an outdoor aircraft display plaza. The Museum is located at 3100 Airport Avenue on the south side of the historic Santa Monica Airport.
Featured in June 2012 as Editor’s Pick in Metal Construction News.