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

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