Museum of Flying

"Fly Navy" Mural Is Now Unvelied

Another tribute to the Douglas Aircraft Company


Santa Monica, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/03/2014 -- A newly completed mural painting called “Fly Navy” is now unveiled at the Museum of Flying. The mural was created by aviation artist, author, and historian, Mike Machat. The image depicts the only US Naval cruise on the USS Forrestal that carried all Douglas aircraft in 1958. On the deck of the Forrestal you will see the famous Douglas A4D “Skyhawk”, the Douglas A3D “Skywarrior”, the largest, heaviest carrier based aircraft ever built, the F4D “Skyray” along with a trio of the famous Douglas “Skyraiders”

The mural commission was funded through a grant from the Employee Community Fund of Boeing California. This is the second mural funded by the ECF to help to preserve the history of the Douglas Aircraft Company that called the Santa Monica Airport home for more than 4 decades. The mural is dedicated in memory of R.G. Smith who was the official artist and configuration engineer for the Douglas Aircraft Company who worked there for 52 years. Such mural makes the museum a perfect place for corporate meetings.

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The Museum of Flying is a unique venue for a variety of special events such as receptions, elegant dinners, corporate cocktail parties, fundraisers, charity galas, and holiday parties. The perfect event requires the perfect event space.

Conferences and corporate events are more than just gatherings of people; they’re about content, communication, atmosphere, inspiration, location, and of course, venues. A venue needs to be absolutely exceptional in order to be worthy of the epithet ‘unique’. It must add a variety of plus points, delight and sparks that create a genuine excitement for both the event’s objectives and the client. Well, welcome to the Santa Monica Museum of Flying!

The Museum is currently on our fall schedule with hours of operation of Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors/Students, and $6 for children aged 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is located at 3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. 310-398-2500.

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