Torrance, California: Western Museum of Flight

Exhibits include a futuristic YF23A prototype stealth fighter; a Northrop Flying Wing; and a groovy display of late-1960s stewardess uniforms.

Address:
3315 Airport Dr., Torrance, CA
Directions:
From the Pacific Coast Hwy turn north toward the airport onto Zamperini Way, then turn left onto Airport Drive. The museum will be ahead, on the right.
Hours:
W, F-Su 10-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
310-326-9544
Admission:
Donation $5 requested.
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Flight displays.

Western Museum of Flight

The YF-23 Prototype is certainly the highlight, but the museum has way more content than room to display it. Museum was $5 and an additional $5 to see the YF-23 and learn its story (It is kept elsewhere at the airport and someone will need to drive you there). A must for any air fan.

[Clark W, 01/19/2023]

Flight attendant uniform.

Western Museum of Flight

The Western Museum of Flight has one of the largest collection of vintage flight attendant uniforms in any museum.

[Nikki Kreuzer, 05/04/2015]
Western Museum of Flight

Want to walk up and touch a real stealth fighter? You can at the tiny Western Museum of Flight. In back, there are a dozen or so parked aircraft, mostly military such as F14, F18, A4 etc. and one of the two YF23A prototype stealth fighters. The museum itself is mostly a dusty clutter of old airplane parts -- more a restorer's workshop than a museum.

[Bill Kaida, 08/28/2000]

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