San Diego Aerospace Museum Photos

The San Diego Aerospace Museum in Balboa Park occupies the Art Deco Ford Building built for California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. The museum emphasizes naval aviation, San Diego history, & the aviation hall of fame.

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Ford Building built for California Pacific International Exposition now San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Eucalyptus tree by Ford Building used for 1936 World's Fair. San Diego, CA.Convair Sea Dart experimental water-based supersonic jet in front of Ford Building. San Diego, CA.Lockheed A-12 Blackbird titanium nose outside San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Ford Building built for California Pacific International Exposition (1935) now San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA. Style: Art Deco. On National Register.Eucalyptus tree by Ford Building used for 1936 World's Fair. San Diego, CA.Convair Sea Dart experimental water-based supersonic jet (1953-6) in front of Ford Building. San Diego, CA.Lockheed A-12 Blackbird titanium nose outside San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
A-12 Blackbird on pedestal outside San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Bleriot XI first to cross English channel & first commercially successful monoplane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Deperdussin Type Militaire monoplane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Deperdussin Type Militaire SPAD monoplane engine detail at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
A-12 Blackbird (1963) on pedestal outside San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Bleriot XI (1909-14) first to cross English channel & first commercially successful monoplane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Deperdussin (1911) Type Militaire (SPAD) monoplane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Deperdussin (1911) Type Militaire SPAD monoplane engine detail at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Bébé Peugeot automobile by Ettore Buggati at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.SPAD VII.c.1 biplane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Nieuport 28 C-1 French-built biplane fighter flown by Americans in WWI at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Thomas Morse S-4C biplane scout made in Ithaca, NY, at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Bébé Peugeot (c1913) automobile by Ettore Buggati at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.SPAD VII.c.1 (1916) biplane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Nieuport 28 C-1 (1918) French-built biplane fighter flown by Americans in WWI at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Thomas Morse S-4C biplane (1918) scout made in Ithaca, NY, at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Lincoln-Standard as part of barnstormers display at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Barnstormers wing walker about to climb ladder to Standard from replica of 1922 Ford Speedster T at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Curtiss JN-4D Jenny from above at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Lincoln-Standard as part of barnstormers display at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Barnstormers wing walker about to climb ladder to Standard from replica of 1922 Ford Speedster T at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Curtiss JN-4D Jenny from above at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Consolidated PT-1 Trusty biplane trainer at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Replica of Ryan M-1 mail & cargo monoplane which was forerunner of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Boeing FB-5 biplane for aircraft carrier service at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Mahoney-Ryan B-5 Brougham monoplane with cabin at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Consolidated PT-1 Trusty (1923) biplane trainer at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Replica of Ryan M-1 (1926) mail & cargo monoplane which was forerunner of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Boeing FB-5 (1926) biplane for aircraft carrier service at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Mahoney-Ryan B-5 Brougham (1929) monoplane with cabin at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Ryan STA trainer & aerobatic monoplane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ryan PT-22 trainer at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Waco YKS-7 trainer biplane from Waco Aircraft, Troy, OH, at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Ryan STA (1934) trainer & aerobatic monoplane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ryan PT-22 (1942) trainer at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Waco YKS-7 (1937-41) trainer biplane from Waco Aircraft, Troy, OH, at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.World War II aircraft seen against March of Transportation Mural by Juan Larrinaga at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Japanese A6M7 Zero naval carrier fighter at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Japanese A6M7 Zero fighter at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.World War II aircraft seen against March of Transportation Mural by Juan Larrinaga at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Japanese A6M7 Zero naval carrier fighter (1939-45) at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Japanese A6M7 Zero fighter (1939-41) at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless fighter at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless cockpits at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighter at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Curtiss P-40 fighter in colors of Flying Tigers at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (1940-45) fighter at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless cockpits at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (1942-45) fighter at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Curtiss P-40 (1940-44) fighter in colors of Flying Tigers at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Flying Tigers Curtiss P-40 as used in Chinese, Burmese, Indian theaters of World War II at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Canopy of Flying Tigers Curtiss P-40 at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.North American P-51D Mustang fighter in colors of Tuskegee Airmen at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ryan X-13 jet VTOL on its tripod tail at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Flying Tigers Curtiss P-40 as used in Chinese, Burmese, Indian theaters of World War II at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Canopy of Flying Tigers Curtiss P-40 at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.North American P-51D Mustang (1945) fighter in colors of Tuskegee Airmen at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ryan X-13 jet VTOL on its tripod tail at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Douglas A-4B Skyhawk carrier attack bomber at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ford Trimotor passenger plane at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ford Trimotor 5-AT-B at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ford V8 Phaeton motorcar at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (1954-79) carrier attack bomber at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ford Trimotor passenger plane (1928) at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ford Trimotor 5-AT-B at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Ford V8 Phaeton motorcar (1932) at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Ford V8 Deluxe Roadster made in France at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina amphibian & Mercury spacecraft at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II fighter jet at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II fighter jet at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Ford V8 Deluxe Roadster (1933) made in France at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina amphibian & Mercury spacecraft at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II fighter jet at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II fighter jet at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Bell AH-1E Cobra helicopter gunship at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.General Atomics Aeronautical Systems RQ-1K Predator unmanned reconnaissance platform at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Apollo 9 command module at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Bell AH-1E Cobra helicopter gunship at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.General Atomics Aeronautical Systems RQ-1K Predator unmanned reconnaissance platform (1994) at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Apollo 9 command module at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Mercury astronaut helmet & gloves at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Mercury 7 astronaut mission patches at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Bust of Charles Lindbergh in International Aerospace Hall of Fame at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Portrait of Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard American rocket pioneer in International Aerospace Hall of Fame. San Diego, CA.
Mercury astronaut helmet & gloves at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Mercury 7 astronaut mission patches at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Bust of Charles Lindbergh in International Aerospace Hall of Fame at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Portrait of Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945) American rocket pioneer in International Aerospace Hall of Fame. San Diego, CA.
Portrait of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin German airship designer in International Aerospace Hall of Fame. San Diego, CA.Portrait of Artyom Ivanovich Mikoyan Russian MiG designer in International Aerospace Hall of Fame. San Diego, CA.Medals of Canadian WWI air ace Billy Bishop including Victoria Cross at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Pacific Southwest Airlines stewardess uniforms from 1960-70s at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.
Portrait of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (1829-1917) German airship designer in International Aerospace Hall of Fame. San Diego, CA.Portrait of Artyom Ivanovich Mikoyan (1905-1970) Russian MiG designer in International Aerospace Hall of Fame. San Diego, CA.Medals of Canadian WWI air ace Billy Bishop including Victoria Cross at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) stewardess uniforms from 1960-70s at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.

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