Monday, May 23, 2011

Long Beach Airport - 2011 Pride Parade

This weekend, dozens of Airport friends and volunteers joined to represent our entry in the 2011 Long Beach Pride Parade. In one of the largest Pride events in the nation, tens of thousands lined the parade route to celebrate the festivities. Operations and Safety vehicles accompanied Airport friends through downtown Long Beach to support the community.







































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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

From April 29th to May 2nd, 2011, Long Beach Airport was the site of the Wings of Freedom Tour.  Signature Aviation hosted the Collings Foundation's  flying museum (http://www.collingsfoundation.org/).  Aircraft which were displayed included the P51 Mustang, B-24 Liberator, and B-17 Flying Fortress.  This particular B-17 was manufactured at the Douglas Factory in Long Beach in 1945.  It was used for military purposes and wildfire supression for decades and restored over several years back to flying condition.