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LAX in Air Travel’s Golden Age

Airline historian Jon Proctor speaks at Flight Path on July 8 at 10 a.m.
He is pictured at LAX on Dec. 28, 1959, with a TWA Jetstream aircraft.
(Photo copyright by John Proctor)

Jon Proctor
“LAX in Air Travel’s Golden Age”

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  –     10:00 am – 11:45 am

“LAX the Golden Age of Air Travel” will take the spotlight on Tuesday, July 8, at the Flight Path Museum in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles. The Flight Path Speaker Series program will begin at 10 a.m., featuring Jon Proctor, aviation author, journalist and historian.  Admission and parking are free.

Proctor, retired editor of Airliners Magazine and a 27-year veteran of Trans World Airlines, will share memories of air travel in the 1950s and ’60s, including photos of the vintage propeller-powered airliners, early commercial jets and prop-jets of that era, flown out of LAX by such carriers as Pan Am, TWA, Continental and PSA.

Proctor previously was featured in the Flight Path Speaker Series during 2006 when he presented a program on the history of TWA, according to Nancy Niles, Flight Path president. The program drew a near-capacity crowd, including many retired airline employees.

“We expect this broader theme to be even more appealing,” said Niles. “It is made to order for anyone interested in what we look back on as a time of phenomenal growth and development of air travel at LAX.”

The Flight Path Speaker Series is a regular feature of the museum. Flight Path is operated by the nonprofit Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency which operates LAX. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.