The Museum of Flying at Santa Monica Airport is set to dedicate a new mural paying tribute to an iconic series of aircraft that trace their beginnings to the airport.
The museum will unveil its Fly Douglas mural, created by aviation artist, author and historian Mike Machat, during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.
The mural depicts the Douglas Aircraft Company’s DC series of aircraft from the DC-1 to the DC-10. The project was sponsored by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California.
The Museum of Flying provides displays and interpretive exhibits on the history of flight and the development and growth of the aviation and aerospace industry in Southern California. The Museum places heavy emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company, which operated out of the property for nearly 50 years, as well as on the history of the Santa Monica Airport.
The mezzanine of the museum features a replica of the Douglas Aircraft Company executive board room, and recreation of the office of Donald W. Douglas, founder and chairman of the Douglas Aircraft Company. The mezzanine also houses the new museum theater and screening Room.