A yearlong salute to the 60th anniversary of airline service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) continues with a program on the history of TWA at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 19th, at the Flight Path Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Westchester.
Admission and parking are free. The program is open to the public.
Jon Proctor, retired editor of Airliners Magazine and a 27-year veteran of TWA, will be the featured speaker.
An aviation author and historian, Proctor’s topic will be “TWA: A Legendary Airline.” Special guests will be retired TWA employees.
TWA, also known as Trans World Airlines, was one of five passenger carriers that transferred most of their flights in December 1946 from Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank to what is known today as LAX.
LAX, in 1946, was called Mines Field, after William Mines, a local real estate executive.
Other orginal LAX carriers were American, Pan American, United and Western air lines.
Howard Hughes owned TWA for several years. In later years and after declaring bankruptcy, TWA was purchased by American Airlines and its routes incorporated into American’s system.
Information, (310) 215-5291 or www.flightpath.us