| Avg. visitor rating: (260 visitors)
|Address(1)||8260 Boeing Street|
|Address(2)||Building #621 North Field, Oak|
- Western Aerospace Museum
- located on one of the world's most historic
home of Boeing Air Transport, Pacific Air
Transport, , Boeing School
of Aeronautics, Transocean, World, and
Transamerica Airlines, Oakland
Naval Reserve Air Station, US Marine Corps and
Army Air Corps Reserve
Units. departure and arrival point for many
historic flights including
Hegenberger and Maitland, Smith and Bronte,
the , Dole Races,
Kingsford smith and crew and Amelia Earhart.
currently a very active
airfield with private, business, and
commercial propeller and jet
aircraft including helicopters and blimps.
10 % discount on Otis Spunkmeyer
"Sentimental Journey" DC-3
- Interstate 880 to Oakland Airport/Hegenberger
Road exit. Follow
the signs to Oakland Airport. Cross Doolittle
Drive intersection and
immediately turn right at the North Field sign
onto Earhart Road.
Drive 7/10ths mile on Earhart until Hangar #6
(Alaska Airlines) on
your left. Turn right at the Museum sign.
- Hours of operation
- Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00- 4:00
- $3.00 for adults and children over 12
$2 00 additional for Short Solent flying boat tour
- Press Releases
8/1997 - Amelia Earhart Symposium
0/1996 - The Ford Trimotor 70th Anniversary
9/1996 - New board members elected.
9/1996 - Howie Keefe, Air Racing, and "Miss
Exhibits - By Primary role|
Reviews / Comments by our visitors
| Peg McGregory|
Union City, California
In the late 1980's my husband & I took a flight on the Sentimental Journey out of OAK. We went all over the Bay Area, up over the Napa wine country, down to Monterey Bay and returned with a flourish through the Golden Gate Bridge! I don't imagine you still offer such a thrilling ride, do you? It was one of my most memorable Bay Area excursions.
02/03/2009 @ 23:51 [ref: 8660]
| Pamela Kruse-Buckingham|
The contact information for the Oakland Aviation Museum has changed from what is listed here. For our current information on admissions, hours of operation and Solent tour times, please go to our web site, which is: www.oaklandaviationmuseum.org
01/31/2009 @ 20:09 [ref: 8648]
| Jerry Lach|
Rochester Hills, Michigan
In May,2007, with the approval of Pensacola, I removed parts from your RP-3A for our P-3B here at the Selfridge museum. Your museum staff were great and the displays are first rate. Is there any chance I could get pictures of the RP-3A being scrapped. E-mail them to me or I will pay for shipping of CD or hard copy. It is sad the loss of your RP-3A but many of the parts are now on our museum's P-3B (which is open for interior tours) Thank You for all your support Jerry Lach
01/24/2009 @ 13:07 [ref: 8638]
| Bill Larkins|
The Western Aerospace Museum has been renamed as the Oakland Aviation Museum in 2008.
12/15/2008 @ 20:50 [ref: 8566]
Huntington Beach, California
Doing business in the east bay and happened to spot the Mig-15 while returning rental car. Drove around tha back road (Earhart?) and then saw the Tomcat. Nice plane. Didn't have time to see everything but spent a few bucks in the gift shop and met a former F105 pilot working at the museum. Hope to see more next time.
08/02/2007 @ 20:21 [ref: 6206]
| mary pallares|
I belong to squadron 188 civil air patrol.
Located just up the road from the museum.
We have 12 full boxes of modern day airplane slides.
Would you be interested in having them.
Please let me know the time and day I can deliver if you are interested.
06/19/2007 @ 09:36 [ref: 6000]
I enjoyed an afternoon at the Museum and then strolled up and down Earhart Road to see historic buildings. Former NAS (Naval Air Station) Oakland is at the Rental Car Center end of Earhart and the original 1920's Oakland Airport buildings (hotel, vacant; administration building, now an executive jet terminal; and hangars 1 through 5, still used as such) are at the main airport entrance end.
Hint: The Western Aerospace Museum is easy to reach by public transit. At the Coliseum / Oakland Airport BART Station, catch an AC Transit Route 50 bus going toward Alameda / Fruitvale. Get off at the Hilton Hotel, which comes up just before the bus enters the airport compound. Cross the street, walk through the aviation training school parking lot, and you'll be on Earhart Road. If you're already at the main airport, catch the rental car shuttle, which conveniently takes you to the other end of Earhart Road. The Museum is roughly in the middle.
For historical photos of the airport buildings, visit the Oakland Museum Online, at http://collections.museumca.org/gallery.jsp?user_id=100
09/26/2006 @ 20:51 [ref: 5293]
| Anton van Ruiten|
Potomac, MD/Amsterdam Netherlands, Maryland
Bumped into this museum by coincidence between reading the various bizjets along the street and picking up my rental car further down the road. I had only 5 minutes and therefore didn't pay the $9 entrance fee and spotted from outside the fence. The collection is quite nice but was disappointed that saw planes (A4, TAV-8A, Shorts Solent) have either no or bogus registrations/serials. Current website filled some of the holes though. Will visit next time!
08/20/2006 @ 13:14 [ref: 5199]
| SALIM AHMAD|
THIS MUSEUM REMINDS ME OF MY FIRST DAY AT WORLD
AIR WAYS IN 1971. THE HUMAN RESORCE DEPT WAS IN THIS VERY QUANSAT HUT.NOW RETIRMENT TIME IS AROUND THE CONER MY SPARE TIME WOULD BE DONATED
TO THE MUSEUM.
11/11/2005 @ 03:26 [ref: 4574]
| Rob Sorensen|
2 items for comment:
1) I was coming down Doolittle, to try and find the museum, is an issue. First, the sign is so faded one might wonder if it's really a current attraction. Then, turning left at Swan, no sign to tell which way to go on Earhardt. Bummer to find after that. This can be improved at low bucks.
2) I enjoyed the brief time I was there, could be a well kept secret for many. Do the senior centers make field trips there?
Take care> RS
05/19/2003 @ 13:29 [ref: 2851]
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