Western Airlines, one of five original passenger carriers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), will be spotlighted at the LAX Flight Path Museum Tuesday, March 21st.
Ray Silvius, Western Airlines vice president emeritus, is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. at the museum, in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 Imperial Highway, Westchester.
The Westerlies, an organization of former flight attendants, will be guests of honor.
Admission and parking are free.
Western Airlines, now part of Delta Airlines, was one of five carriers that moved from Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank to what is now LAX in December 1946, Flight Path president Rowena Ake said.
The other original airlines were American, Pan American, TWA and United.
Western’s corporate office building, where Silvius worked for many years, was near the Century Boulevard entrance to the airport.
“Our speaker will recount some of the most exciting years in LAX history,” Ake said. “The program will be of great interest to former Western employees and to all who remember when Western Airlines was touted as ‘The only way to fly’.”
Museum visitors can view models and other mementos of Western Airlines and other airlines serving LAX in the years since 1946.
Flight Path also features a panoramic mural saluting the history of LAX as well as the Centennial of Flight.
The Flight Path Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and the first Saturday of every month. Admission and parking are free.
The museum is operated by the nonprofit Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency which operates LAX.
Information, (310) 215-5291, or www.flightpath.us