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Long Beach Airport’s Festival of Flight is Back!

Long Beach Airport’s Festival of Flight is Back!

Alyssa Valencia

The Long Beach Festival of Flight 2022 will be held on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Long Beach Airport. The festival is family friendly, free, and welcomes all ages! Attendees will be able to enjoy static aircraft displays such as helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts, activities for children, food and beer trucks, helicopter rides -which do include a fee, and live entertainment. The festival is anticipated to have a crowd of roughly 10,000 people who will be able to experience a variety of historic and new aircrafts held on the airfield of the airport. 

Image courtesy of LB Airport from 2018 Festival of Flight.

At the 2021 Festival of flight, guests were surprised with aircrafts such as the C-130 Hercules which is a military aircraft with a four-engine turboprop, along with NASA DC-8 which was built in Long Beach around the 1960s. Not only can the C-130 be used to transport cargo and military personnel, it can also be operated in risky areas. The anticipation grows as guests wait to see what popular aircraft will be waiting for them at this year’s Festival of Flight!

Image courtesy of LB Airport from previous Festival of Flight.

The Festival of Flight highly encourages attendees to have a source of hydration, wear comfortable shoes and apply sunscreen. Coolers and pets are not permitted on the airfield, only service animals are allowed. The festival will take place in rain or shine!

About Long Beach Airport:

The festival was initially known as the “Fly-In” which started in 2013 as a way to celebrate Long Beach Airport’s 90th anniversary. The festival takes place as a way to celebrate California’s oldest airport, Long Beach Airport (LGB). Long Beach Airport is the oldest airport in California, which was founded in 1923 and still operates till this day. Long Beach Airport is among one of the busiest airports in the United States, and boards roughly 250,000 people per month. In 2020, USA Today named Long Beach Airport a “Top 10 Airport” which highlights LGB’s safe and sustainable operations. 

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About the City of Long Beach:

Long Beach has a population of nearly 467,000 people and is home to a diverse set of cultural backgrounds that is prominent throughout the city. The city of Long Beach Long Beach is home to very popular events and attractions such as The Queen Mary, The Aquarium of the Pacific, Port of Long Beach and Museum of Latin American Art. Events such as Long Beach Pride and The Long Beach International Tamales Festival which is the first and only tamale festival in Long Beach held every December! The city also has a large variety of local small businesses all in which are inclusive of those with different backgrounds. In addition to its attractions, Long Beach is also home to the second largest school in the Cal State system, California State University Long Beach- which also highlights the idea of diversity and inclusivity found throughout the student population.  

To find out more information about the Long Beach Festival of Flight visit LGB. For more events or things to do in Long Beach please visit Long Beach Living.

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