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Fly-in to celebrate 90th anniversary of Long Beach Airport

November 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Community

Southern California skies will fill with pilots heading to Long Beach Airport (LGB) for a 90th-anniversary fly-in on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11am to 3pm. The public is welcome to attend this free event where local pilots display their planes to the community.
“Long Beach has 90 years of rich aviation history, and the fly-in is a great opportunity for the community to see some amazing planes up close and personal,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
The fly-in will take place on Taxiway B on the LGB Airfield. Free parking is available at East Wardlow Road and Globemaster Way. The event also will feature the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium on Wheels mobile tidepool exhibit, a JetBlue Airways flight giveaway and a celebration of 90 years of aviation tradition at LGB.
“Today, Long Beach Airport is a thriving, multi-purpose aviation complex serving more than 3 million commercial airline passengers and supporting more than 300,000 aviation operations annually,” said Airport Director, Mario Rodriguez. “We are proud to share the wonder of flight with area residents and business.”
Several of Long Beach Airport’s tenants are expected to bring their most iconic airplanes for display. Aircraft will include a DC-3, a Gulfstream II, a War Dog and more. Owners will be available to answer questions about the planes. Food trucks and vendors will be selling their items.
In 1923, the Long Beach City Council set aside 150 acres near the intersection of Spring Street and Cherry Avenue for use as an airfield. It was named Daugherty Field after Earl S. Daugherty, one of the area’s pioneer aviators. Up to that point, during the early 1920s, the only “airport” in Long Beach was the beach, where takeoffs and landings were best made during low tides.

Source: City of LB

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