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Celebrate Aviation History Month at The Flight Path Learning Center & Museum

November is Aviation History Month, and a great time to revisit the golden age of aviation with a trip to The Flight Path Learning Center and Museum. Originally the West Imperial Terminal, the center was used for charter flights and then closed for ten years before being repurposed by LAX as a learning center.

Featuring vintage scale model planes, flight attendant uniforms, airline memorabilia, and fun facts about aviation history, the center also offers interior tours of “The Spirit of Seventy-Six,” a DC-3 built in January of 1941 by the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Santa Monica.

After the tour, head for the nearby “Imperial Hill” area. Located underneath the flight paths of many commercial liners, it’s where the local spotters go for the best views of low-flying aircrafts en route to and from the runways.

The center is located at 6661 Imperial Highway, and admission and parking are both free. For more information, call (424) 646-7284 or go to

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