September 24, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica Museum Of Flying To Unveil Mural “Fly Navy” This Saturday:

A newly completed mural painting called “Fly Navy” will be unveiled at the Museum of Flying this Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 pm.

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 four decades. 

The mural will be dedicated in memory of R.G. Smith who was the official artist and configuration engineer for the Douglas Aircraft Company who work there for 52 years.

The Museum is currently on our fall schedule with hours of operation of Friday through Sunday from 10 am until 5 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.

For more information, call 310.398.2500 or visit www.museumofflying.com.

in News
Related Posts

Santa Monica Loses Vegan Restaurant

September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Space housing Santa Monica vegan restaurant Viva Vegan up for lease By Sam Catanzaro A vegan restaurant in Santa Monica...

Risks Posed by Wildfire Smoke

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

UCLA pulmonologist on how people can tell if the wildfires are making them sick By Toi Creel Even if you...

Will Los Angeles County See Another Spike in COVID-19 Cases?

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

County health officials keeping close eye on data this week By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County health officials are monitoring...

Edify TV: Santa Monica Fire Department Fighting Blazes Across State

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

The Santa Monica Fire Department has been busy helping combat wildfires burning throughout the state. Learn more in this video...

Lawmakers and Residents Take Steps Towards Police Reform

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

Santa Monica residents will soon have more control of policing after local lawmakers took significant steps to reform the Santa...

2020 Census Due September 30th: Santa Monica Beat – September, 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * 2020 Census Due September 30th * Bobcat Fire Reaches Historical Size...

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Offers Free “Living With Diabetes” Zoom Patient Conference

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

By Staff Writer Although the novel coronavirus has dominated the health space this year, other diseases — like diabetes —...

SMa.r.t. Column: Spending and Pension Policies Are Undermining Our City’s Future

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

Our guest columnist this week is Marc L. Verville. He is a native of Santa Monica, now lives in Sunset...

4.6 Quake Felt in Santa Monica

September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

4.6 magnitude quake recorded Friday night By Sam Catanzaro A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck the San Gabriel Valley Friday sending...

Edify TV: Miramar Santa Monica Redevelopment

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

The Santa Monica skyline may look different in the future with a major redevelopment of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel &...

‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’ Mansion For Rent On AirBnb

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

Today on Westside Cribz, 30th anniversary of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” Airbnb is renting out the mansion for...

SMMUSD Kindergarten Enrollment Down 20% : Santa Monica Beat – September, 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * SMMUSD Kindergarten Enrollment Down 20% * As Covid-19 Cases Drop Will...

Edify TV: Sit-down Dining Safety?

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Despite a recent CDC report stating the risks of in-person dining, many Westside restaurant patrons feel the experience is safe....

Sur La Table Closing Santa Monica Location

September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

1930s building listed for lease By Sam Catanzaro Sur La Table, the popular kitchenware retail chain, is closing its downtown...

Death by Suicide at Santa Monica Place

September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Man dies by suicide Wednesday morning By Sam Catanzaro A man died by suicide at Santa Monica Place mall Wednesday....