Monday, November 25, 2013

We're turning 90!

Unwrapped and settling
18' tall tree
In preparation for our 90th year anniversary as well as the holiday season, LGB started getting festive. An 18 foot holiday tree was delivered to the LGB meeter greeter plaza outside the TSA checkpoints on Monday, Nov. 25. The tree took three men to put in place and was then spun into position and will be up through Jan. 5.

Testing the lights
LGB celebrates its 90th year as a municipal  airport on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and will be having a lighting ceremony for the traveling public. We at LGB are very excited at having been a member of the Long Beach community for 90 years and hope we can stick around a lot longer. In this the busiest travel season of the year, we want to wish you and yours a happy holiday season.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Flying into LGB for 90 Years

Local pilots flying in to LGB
"Earl Daugherty" answering questions
On Saturday, Nov. 16 2013, local pilots and LGB tenants joined the public in celebrating the 90th Anniversary of  Long Beach Airport (LGB). With all different types of aircraft, LGB opened Taxiway B to the public to look at some local pilots incredible aircraft. We even received a visit from "Earl Daugherty," who is Daugherty Fields namesake. 

Some of our operations staff
We at LGB would like to thank all of those who attended the event and for the kind words that you had to say about us. We also wanted to thank the staff who worked the event, it is with these fine people that the event was able to run so smoothly and safely. Our tenants were also amazing and not only did they have interesting information, but they brought their best as well as really cool giveaways. The event couldn't have happened without those who brought their planes to be displayed, all of the aircraft looked great.

Earl Daugherty was one of the most famous aviators in the U.S. of the time. Teaming with Long Beach stuntmen on a series of "first ever" maneuvers, Daugherty was among the small group of airplane pilots who decided to pioneer commercial aviation in Long Beach. LGB was founded in 1923, making it the oldest municipally owned airport in California. Throughout its 90-year history, LGB has been a source of substantial economic activity and business opportunities, as well as a leader in maintaining a sustainable, environmentally responsible operation.

Getting a tour of the Sheriffs helicopter
Take a look at some of these awesome photos!

The Daisy Pearl
Public Affairs staff
Earl and Fannie Bixby
CSULB Army ROTC Color Guard

Monday, November 11, 2013

An Outpouring of Love

On Veterans Day we celebrate our veterans and the sacrifice they make so that we can have the freedoms that we enjoy. Long Beach Airport and The Paradies Shops have been working together in order to provide some small comfort for our veterans.

LGB and Paradies Shops have experienced an outpouring of love toward our veteran community through the "Treat Our Troops" program, which allows LGB travelers to show how much they care about our veterans.

The ongoing program benefits the Veteran's Hospital and is funded by travelers. Travelers are able to buy items from the Paradies Shops here at LGB to create care packages to send to veterans in need. Paradies Shops staff then delivers weekly packages personally to the Vetern's Hospital, an experience they describe as an honor. And LGB travelers give quite frequently. On a slow morning shift, recently one employee said she had already received more than ten donations. We appreciate our veterans service and are grateful for Paradies Shops in their effort to bringing a bit of happiness into the lives of those who fight for us.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Moment of Silence

Taking a moment for TSO Hernandez
LGB along with airports across the nation honored transportation security officer Gerardo Hernandez on Friday, Nov. 8 with a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. Travelers stopped and paid tribute for 40 seconds to TSO Hernandez, who was killed in the of duty on Friday, Nov. 1 after a shooting at LAX. TSO Hernandez is the first agent to be killed in the line of duty.

 TSA made an announcement to travelers at the security checkpoint asking for travelers participation. The moment was a rarity at the airport and we at LGB are ever grateful for the work that the TSA does and the security that they provide.

Video Transcription: Transportation Security Officer Gerardo Hernandez who, gave his life one week ago, while protecting the traveling public. May the work you continue to do as an agency be worthy of this sacrifice as great as the one made by TSO Hernandez. I would like to ask each of you to join us in a moment of  silence in honor of TSO Hernandez.

*Moment of silence*

On behalf of TSA thank you all for your participation.