Festival of Flight Long Beach, CA

Featuring an aviation static display of World War II Warbirds, Long Beach Airport celebrated its fourth annual Fly-In event in the west end of the airfield. The celebration, which took place on Nov. 5 gave aviation lovers the opportunity to speak to aviation officials and become informed of programs flying schools are offering. In addition to the static display of Warbirds, helicopter tours by Anthelion were also offered at a cost of $50 per person.

Orbis DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital

The Flying Eye Hospital became the main attraction of Saturday's event, after hundreds of people waited hours in line to see the interior of the mobile hospital. The DC-10 hospital plane owned by Orbis is used for treating and preventing blindness in countries that are not advanced economically or socially. While on board, the public toured areas where medical teams perform surgical procedures, attend live surgical lectures and assist with patient recovery.

Festival of Flight Recap

District 5 Long Beach City Councilwomen, Stacy Mungo thanks crowd during commencement speech.

United States Air Force Auxiliary

Paul Koons, a recruiter for the Civil Airforce spent much of Saturday answering questions for people interested in volunteering for the Civil Air Patrol. Koons, 83, said air patrol volunteers will assist in searching for lost people and crash air sites. Anyone interested in joining the Civil Air Patrol may attend meetings, which take place every Thursday at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base from 7 pm to 9 pm. Licensing is not required for those assisting with air search.

Festival of Flight Beer Garden

Aside from the aircraft display, Roxanne's Cocktail Lounge Mobile Bar was also among the list of contributors to the event. The festival included a beer garden for those ages 21 or older, food trucks, live entertainment and a play area for children.
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