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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.

3315 Airport Dr., Torrance, CA
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.
W, F-Su 10-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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