Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Airport.
Imagine: World War II-era warbirds zipping through the sky. Appearances from commanders. A Gulf-stream jet. Live entertainment by Rock for Vets. A car show. A touch-a-truck display. All on a typically warm, breezy day in our lovely Long Beach.
The Long Beach Festival of Flight is looking to hook more residents into the city’s long history of zest for flight at its celebration at the west end of a Long Beach airfield slated for Saturday, November 5.
Previously known as the Long Beach “Fly-In,” the fourth-annual free event will feature aircraft and automobile displays, live music, giveaways, a children’s activity area and choice, localized Long Beach eats.
“Since 1923, Long Beach Airport has been an important part of the Long Beach community and a major asset to our city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The Festival of Flight will be a great opportunity for the public to celebrate the Airport and Long Beach’s role in aviation.”
Take your passion for vintage planes, automobiles and all things Long Beach to 590 East Wardlow Road between 10:00AM and 2:00PM, with free parking located off Cherry Avenue at the corner of East Wardlow Road and Globemaster Way.
“We are thrilled to host this community event,” said Airport Director Jess L. Romo, AAE in a statement. “Our airport holds an esteemed spot in aviation history and a special place in the community. We will provide wonderful family-friendly entertainment and inspire a new generation of aviation enthusiasts during the Festival of Flight.”
To learn more, connect through social media at #LBFestivalofFlight, #LongBeachAirport, #LGB, and #AvGeek on social media. For more information about the Long Beach Airport, follow LGB on Facebook or visit www.lgb.org.