Previews of two new passenger aircraft will be featured throughout the summer at the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum in the Imperial Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Displayed in the main gallery are 1:100 scale models of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the super-jumbo Airbus A380. Both aircraft are scheduled to begin service in the next few months.
The 787, a midsize, long-range wide-body aircraft, is in the final phases of development by the manufacturer, said Flight Path president Rowena Ake. The A380, the world’s largest commercial jetliner, is expected to begin operations at LAX in October, she said.
“There is a great deal of public interest in the 787 and A380,” said Ake. “We have included technical and marketing information on both aircraft as part of the exhibit.”
In addition to these and other contemporary aircraft models, Flight Path also showcases various vintage models, including the Curtiss P-6E Hawk and the Hughes Flying Boat. Although Flight Path’s focus is on civil aviation, a number of military aircraft models also are displayed in the gallery.
Flight Path is in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Westchester, on the south side of the airport. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission and parking are free.
The museum is operated by Flight Path, a nonprofit organization, in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency which operates LAX.
Information, (310) 215-5291 or www.flightpath.us/.