Established in 1997, the San Francisco Aeronautical Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum by advancing the knowledge and appreciation of aviation history. The Society does this by raising funds for acquisitions that are donated to the collection, and through programs such as educational lectures and seminars.
The San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, located at San Francisco International Airport opened to the public in December 2000. As a collecting institution for research and exhibition programming, its purpose is to enrich the understanding of past, present, and future achievements in air transport. Read More
Collection management, research services, exhibitions, programming, and volunteer programs are administered by the San Francisco Airport Museum, a section of the San Francisco Airport Commission. The San Francisco Aeronautical Society Board of Directors is dedicated to the objectives set by the San Francisco Airport Commission in creating an active West Coast center for aviation.
The mission of the San Francisco Aeronautical Society is to support the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library & Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum by advancing the knowledge and appreciation of aviation history.
Our vision is to have an engaged community of supporters to help us achieve the mission for not only the Museum and Society, but also the broader interests of aviation.
The Society will engage in the following activities to support the mission and vision:
- Seeking donations to the collection
- Raising funds for acquisitions to the collection
- Promoting scholarly research within the collection
- Producing educational publications, lectures, and seminars
- Supporting educational outreach efforts of the Aviation Museum
- Identifying subjects for oral histories
- Sponsoring special exhibitions and events