The career and legacy of Clifton A. Moore, who served a record 25 years as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) executive director, is saluted in a new exhibit in the LAX Flight Path Museum.
Moore was known as “Mr. Airport” to aviation professionals in tribute to his leadership in sharing expertise among airports worldwide, Flight Path president Rowena Ake said.
Moore won numerous awards for spearheading development of much of the present LAX terminal complex.
The Flight Path exhibit features the most significant of Moore’s awards as well as renderings of the LAX terminal area as developed under Moore’s supervision.
Moore served as chief of construction during completion of the terminal complex in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was appointed airport executive director in 1968 and retired in 1993.
Moore died in 2002 at the age of 80.
Mementos in the display were presented to the museum by his widow, Betty Moore.
The exhibit includes a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Award for extraordinary service and an FAA certificate of commendation, a General James H. Doolittle Award, and the Airport Alliance Agreement signed by Moore, Los Angeles city officials and leaders of the South Korea International Airports Authority.
Complementing the mementos is an original painting, “LAX, The Jet Age Airport,” by aviation artist Doug Ettridge.
A focal point of the exhibit is a large portrait of Moore at his desk in the airport administration building, now named in his honor.
The Flight Path Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the first Saturday of each month in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 Imperial Highway on the south side of the airport.
Admission and parking are free.
Information, (310) 215-5291, or www.flightpath.us