Long Beach Airport to Host Fly-In Featuring Dozens of Planes, Including a C-17
November 14, 2014
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  • Southern California skies will fill with pilots heading to Long Beach Airport (LGB) for a Fly-In this Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 Director.

    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 operations. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what’s happening, “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport.

    The article above was released by the City of Long Beach.