Southern California skies will fill with pilots heading to Long
Beach Airport (LGB) for a Fly-In this Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 am
to 3 pm. The public is welcome to attend this free event where
dozens of local pilots will display their planes to the community,
including a Boeing C-17 and many other unique aircraft.
"Long Beach Airport is a crucial part of this community and it is
important to open the doors to the public. This is a thriving,
multipurpose aviation complex serving nearly 3 million commercial
airline passengers and supporting more than 300,000 aviation
operations annually. We should highlight it every chance we get,"
said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The Fly-In will be held on Taxiway B on the LGB Airfield. Free
parking is available at East Wardlow Road and Globemaster Way. The
event also will feature Boeing, the Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium on Wheels mobile tidepool exhibit, a JetBlue Airways
flight giveaway, and other businesses around the airport.
“We are fortunate to have an airport that features such a
variety of operations. This is an opportunity for the community to
learn more about what LGB offers and experience the action up
close,” commented Reggie Harrison, Acting Airport
Several of Long Beach Airport's tenants are bringing their most
iconic airplanes for display. Aircraft will include a Waco,
Sikorsky, An-2 Russian Biplane, experimental aircraft and more.
Owners will be present to answer questions about these great planes
and plenty of photo opportunities will be available. There will be
food trucks and aviation-related vendors.About Long Beach Airport
Long Beach Airport (LGB), located in Long Beach, CA, was
founded in 1923, making it the oldest municipally owned airport in
California. For more than 90 years, LGB has been a source of
substantial economic activity and business opportunities, as well
as a leader in maintaining a sustainable, environmentally
responsible operation. LGB hosts four airlines offering non-stop
service to several U.S. cities and serving nearly 3 million
commercial airline passengers annually while supporting a healthy
general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual
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