Representatives of the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum at Los Angeles International Airport, Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association members and city officials reinstalled a series of bronze plaques October 8th featuring aviation and aerospace pioneers along Sepulveda Boulevard in downtown Westchester.
Known as the “Flight Path Walk of Fame,” the bronze plaques were embedded in the sidewalk on both sides of Sepulveda between Manchester Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, but were removed more than a year ago so that they would not be damaged during roadway construction.
The plaques were refinished and reinstalled in turquoise colored concrete, finished with recycled crushed glass of the same color. Along with these plaques is a small plaque honoring those who funded the inset. The 115 sponsored insets will allow this project to continue for many years.
Among those in attendance at the re-dedication ceremony were John Ruhlen, president of the Streetscape Association, Flight Path President Rowena Ake, Flight Path founder Morrey Plotkin, City Councilman Bill Rosendahl and airport commissioners.
“We are very excited that Flight Path will, once again, be located in the heart of Westchester, where so much aviation history has taken place,” said Ruhlen, whose organization helped spearhead the project.
The project is sponsored by the Flight Path Learning Center Board of Directors and is an on-going effort that began in 1995, honoring aviation pioneers, recognizing the economic importance of aviation and aerospace to Southern California and encouraging youth to pursue education and careers in aviation-related fields.