An audiovisual salute to 50 years of jet passenger service at Los Angeles International Airport will screen at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17 at the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum in the airport’s Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway. Admission and parking are free.
The program, “Salute to the Jet Age,” will feature rare photos and archival film clips of early passenger jets and jet terminal development at LAX.—Ethel Pattison, airport historian, and Jorge Chavez of the museum staff supervised the production.
“This remarkable production chronicles a truly historic period in Southern California air transportation,” Flight Path President Rowena Ake said. “This is a rare opportunity for the public to view these fascinating materials from the airport archives.”
Jet passenger service began at LAX on January 25, 1959 and the first scheduled flight was an American Airlines Boeing 707-123 aircraft.
The Flight Path Learning Center and Museum is operated by the nonprofit Flight Path in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency which operates LAX. Flight Path is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission and parking are free.
Information, (424) 646-7284 or www.flightpath.us/.