Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Long Beach Airport 2014 Fly-In a Huge Success!

Long Beach Airport recently hosted our 2014 Fly-In, a free community event featuring static displays of aircraft (i.e. on the ground for your viewing pleasure) on November 15.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter and a
Boeing C-17 were among the aircraft on display to the public

This year, LGB was lucky to have the renowned helicopter pilot, radio personality and television broadcaster, Commander Chuck Street, as Master of Ceremonies of the days festivities.

Commander Chuck Street with Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, Interim
Airport Director Reggie Harrison, and Public Affairs Officer Kerry Gerot

Wilson High School's Drumline and Poly High School's Color Guard helped get the event underway, and Mrs. Long Beach spent the last day of her reign greeting local aviation enthusiasts in attendance.

Mrs. Long Beach, Brina Romero-MontaƱo, and "Earl Daugherty"
stand beside Big Panda, an Antonov AN-2

There were opportunity drawings throughout the day, with airport tenants and businesses donating prizes, and a JetBlue giveaway. Food trucks were on hand to feed the hungry crowd, and there were even pets available for adoption courtesy of Long Beach Animal Care Services. In addition, nearly 300 pounds of food was generously donated by attendees for a Food Finders food drive.

The response from the public was overwhelmingly positive, and LGB thanks our partners in the community that helped make the Fly-In such a tremendous success!

Some of the activity on LGB's airfield during the 2014 Fly-In

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