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Western Museum of Flight, Torrance

(3.9/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Western Museum of Flight is an aviation museum located at Zamperini Field, the municipal airport in Torrance, California. WMOF is operated by the Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation. It houses not only historic aircraft, many of which were built in Southern California, but also has an extensive collection of historic photographs and blueprints.The museum has several rare aircraft among its collection, including one of only two Northrop YF-23 stealth fighter prototypes. Also on display is a Northrop YF-17 Cobra, a lightweight fighter which was the basis for the heavier Boeing F/A-18 Hornet currently used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. In addition, a Grumman F-14 Tomcat and a Northrop JB-1 are both on public display, plus numerous other notable jet- and propeller-drive airplanes.
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Reviews
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  • It's a small museum. The hanger has a lot of interesting things to look at and there are always a few dozens around to help with questions and the entry fee is only $5. There is around a dozen planes,...  more »
  • 很漂亮的小航空展览馆,工作人员非常热情的帮你介绍一些飞机的历史,还有一些小的纪念品可以买了带回去呢!值得随便转转,看看!  more »
  • Very nice, small museum. The exhibits a small, but very interesting, especially the Lou Zamperini section (as a great tribute to our local hero). You can tour it in less than two hours.  more »
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  • I enjoyed the tour of the museum. The docents were great. Thank you.
  • A nice set of older aircraft and prototype. YF -23 is on the other side of the field. Staff there are very welcoming and knowledgable.
  • I don't get a lot of opportunities to sit in an F-5A jet. That was a total treat! A relatively small museum, the volunteers were very nice and knowledgeable when it came to talking about planes. Especially the YF-23 prototype. I learned a lot going there. The only downside would be the fact that the YF-23 was not near the museum. Instead, pushed to the corner of the airstrip behind a fence. I would have loved to take a closer look at it. None the less, it was a good time for me.
  • Nice little museum. Very enthusiastic staff.
  • Nice place to visit and check historic airplanes