AAA Editor Notes
Flight Path Museum & Learning Center is at 6661 W. Imperial Hwy. in the Imperial Terminal on the southern edge of Los Angeles International Airport grounds. While the focus of the exhibits is commercial aviation, with an emphasis on the evolution of what were barley and bean fields in 1923 into one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, military aviation and space flight are not ignored. A restored DC-3 aircraft also is on-site.
Photographs include shots of dignitaries and celebrities arriving here, scenes from air races, images of the World War II years when the airport was camouflaged to look like a farm—complete with wooden cows, and aerial shots of the airport through the decades. Artifacts include flight manuals, tools used by early flight engineers, flying goggles and caps, stewardess and pilot uniforms, logoed china and silver from the days when such things were hallmarks of excellent flight service and memorabilia from the Flying Tigers air cargo line.
Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.