Thursday, November 15, 2012

Long Beach Airport Celebrates Veterans Day

On Saturday November 10, the Long Beach Airport (LGB) saluted military veterans in the community by walking in the 16th Annual Veterans Day Parade. 

Volunteers Cyrus McVey (left) and Bernice Vanatta (right) proudly march down Atlantic Ave

Beginning at Houghton Park, the parade marchers made their way down Atlantic Ave. greeted by the cheers of thousands of people.

                      Officers in LGB's Police Cruiser Waved and Cheered All Along the Way

Airport volunteers and staff also participated in the festival until 3 pm. Several booths lined the park. LGB's booth was dedicated to remembering Long Beach's rich military history and introducing the community to the grand opening of its new passenger concourse in December.
LGB Staff, Johnathan Wilson, passes out Long Beach Aviation Legends Long Beach Airport's Role in Previous Military Efforts

Friday, November 2, 2012

LGB Spends the Weekend With You

It was a big weekend for those of us at Long Beach Airport (LGB). Our job was to spend Sunday, October 28 with you.

Wings, Wheels and Roters

LGB participated in The Wings, Wheels and Roters Expo in Los Alamitos.  In support of the annual festival, exhibitors presented airplanes, antique cars, helicopters, safety equipment and various related products pertaining to the automobile and aviation industries. LGB's booth, complete with displays and informational materials, highlighted plans to modernize the Long Beach Airport.

Volunteer, Chris Rubacha and Public Affairs Staff, Eileen Shock welcome visitors
Enjoying a beautiful day on the last remaining military airfield in the greater Orange County Area, LGB also presented its plan to unveil a new passenger concourse in December.  The new concourse will have a partially open-roofed garden walkway and concession area that will include some of the most well known retail shops and gourmet eateries in Long Beach.

Traveling Tales, California On The Move

Kids dressed in costume visit LGB's booth
On the same day, more LGB staff members participated in the Children's Fall Harvest Festival in the Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens. The event showcased California's network of trails, roads, rails, sea routes and airways designed to keep our Golden State on the move and focused on teaching kids different modes of transportation.

Personalizing balsa wood planes
 More highlights from the Traveling Tales event included a costume parade, pony rides, a circus featuring jugglers, and a transportation forum presented by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

Lined up to race balsa wood planes and win a special LGB prize