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Public Art Display – Flight Path Learning Center 

ART AND MEMORABILIA COLLECTION SPOTLIGHTS CENTURY OF AVIATION HISTORY

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the non-profit Flight Path Learning Center and Museum are saluting more than 100 years of Southern California aviation history with an impressive permanent exhibition of art and memorabilia. Housed in the LAX Imperial Terminal, the collection features an array of aviation items, including an original DC-3 aircraft, historic photos, murals, aircraft models, uniforms and other artifacts.

The exhibition showcases the development of LAX since its opening as Mines Field in 1928 as well as the development of aircraft, airlines and airports since the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903. A special area commemorates World War II military aircraft and manufacturing activities at the airport.

LAWA, the Los Angeles City agency that owns and operates LAX cooperated with Flight Path’s community-based board of directors, staff and volunteers to develop the learning center and its collection.

“The Flight Path Learning Center provides a place for residents and visitors of all ages to see the impact of aviation on the development of Southern California, past, present and future,” said Gina Marie Lindsey, LAWA executive director. “Flight Path’s main gallery offers an impressive view of LAX’s present and past activities, as well as its significant impact on the region’s economic growth.”

In addition to its collections, Flight Path provides tours and briefings for students of all ages, with an emphasis on encouraging pursuit of aviation-related education and careers. The learning center offers an annual speaker series, flight simulator training and competitive scholarship opportunities for promising students. A research library is available by appointment. Flight Path’s educational outreach includes placement of commemorative sidewalk plaques in the Westchester business district, just north of LAX, saluting aviation pioneers.

Flight Path is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located in the LAX Imperial Terminal on the airport’s south perimeter, 6661 W. Imperial Highway. Admission and parking are free. For more information call (424) 646-7284 or visit the museum website www.flightpath.us