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Speaker Series: LAX Airlines that have come and gone in the post-deregulation era

Photo of Jon Jamieson

Flight Path Museum LAX Speaker Series features Jon Jamieson’s two-part presentation on Departed Wings-Los Angeles  

LOS ANGELES – (April 5, 2023) – Flight Path Museum LAX will present a two-part Speaker Series on April 29 and May 6 with a presentation by noted airline historian and photographer Jon Jamieson. The presentation, Departed Wings-Los Angeles – Airlines that have come and gone in the decades after deregulation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). 

April 29, 10am – Part I: 1978-1988 The post-deregulation decade

May 6, 10am – Part II: 1989-1999 Flying toward a new millennium

The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 dramatically changed the airline industry in the U/S. which still has lasting nearly 50 years later. Jamieson’s account of the colorful period in commercial aviation at LAX, one of the most fascinating airports in the world, includes a visual tour of airlines and aircraft that have since departed forever.

In the first decade after deregulation, more than 120 carriers served LAX with over 30 different aircraft, and many are now gone forever. From powerful carriers such as TWA and Continental Airlines, intrastate airlines like PSA and AirCal, as well as little known commuter airlines that lasted just a few months, Jamieson will share historical information and stunning photographs.  

“We look forward to welcoming Jon to our popular museum speaker series,” said Flight Path President Jean-Christophe Dick. “His historical knowledge and photos are guaranteed to delight our attendees and bring back wonderful memories of a bygone era.”

The Flight Path speaker series is free to the public and starts at 10am on both Saturdays. Parking is free. 

Jamieson was born and raised in San Diego, spending many days watching airlines at Lindbergh Field. With his aviation interest firmly in place, he took flying lessons, soloed at age 16 and received his private pilot license a year later. For the past three decades, he has focused on collecting a wealth of airline history, including a 20,000-airline slide collection dating back to the 1950s. He authored the book “Departed Wings-Los Angeles” and serves as webmaster for the www.departedwings.com website. 

About Flight Path Museum LAX

Located in the former Imperial Terminal at 6601 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, Flight Path Museum LAX is operated by nonprofit Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the agency which operates Los Angeles International Airport and Van Nuys Airport.

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