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Western Museum of Flight

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Outstanding group of docents for a wonderful, smaller museum

Visited the Western Museum of Flight and was pleasantly surprised at how much history and... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Santa Ana, California
Fun visit for airplane buffs

Okay, so this museum is not large, but it was fun climbing around and even inside a fighter plane... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Redondo Beach, California
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3315 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505-6152
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Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

It’s out of the way for many people but it has some special exhibits that make it worthwhile, including the YF-23 and some rare wind tunnel models from the days when this part of L.A. held many of the world’s wind tunnels. I was the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

An interesting peek at the advances in flight machines. Some old timey planes that make you wonder at the courage of these early pilots risking all.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Visited the Western Museum of Flight and was pleasantly surprised at how much history and memorabilia was available in a relatively small area. Several unique aircraft are on display both in the hangars at the main location and in a fenced-in outdoor display area. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Okay, so this museum is not large, but it was fun climbing around and even inside a fighter plane, and seeing all the videos and old newspaper articles about aviation history in the West. We talked with several volunteers while there - including some retired...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

What a wonderful find... This small aviation museum located on Torrance airfield where the Robinson Helciopters are built is a must see for any aviation enthusiast. I was on a business trip to the west coast and managed to get my driver to take me...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

This is a great little museum with some nice pieces in it. A lot of models and planes in the main hanger. Across the way in the other hanger is a harrier. The harrier was very nice. You can take pictures of everything. The volunteers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The highlight of my visit to this museum was the conversations I enjoyed with some of the docents. They're as much a fascinating part of aviation history as the items on display.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank EdR98597
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Staff by volunteers it is great to see that this museum has enough to offer. It's not a place I would always go to as there is a limited amount of display but when they have the WWII planes flying, that is a great time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DaniloDivesAgain2018
Reviewed June 29, 2018

This is a great little museum for Torrance run by volunteers. There are a number of planes, displays, and videos. I even was able to sit in F5 fighter and was amazed at all the controls pilots had to deal with. Really enjoyed the video...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

We really enjoy visiting This museum. They have an F5 fighter that my grandsons climb in and explore. Fun place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from melodykulsic | Reviewed this property |
No. This is a small museum, but the docents are friendly and informative. The kids can get in a plane and learn about flight.