This month marks the 50th anniversary of the 'Jet Age' Airport at LAX. Dedicated by Vice President Lyndon Johnson on June 25, 1961 the new satellite terminals and central terminal complex were built in a contemporary style, incorporated the latest technology, and ushered in a new era of comfort and convenience for passengers traveling through LAX. To mark this historic occasion, two events were held at the airport. The public relations department held its second ever 'Sunday Spotter Brunch" on the observation deck of the Theme Building, where Singapore A380 models were raffled out and a commemorative coin marking the anniversary was handed out. The day before, the Flight Path Museum held a multimedia presentation where archival photographs and video showcased the airport over the last 50 years. With the museum's permission, I uploaded a small portion of that video to this blog. The full version can be seen at Flight Path, as well as additional information learned about the airport and the events depicted in the video.
Below, a salute to the Golden Anniversary of LAX's 'Jet Age' Airport!