Best location to watch airplanes - LAX
Unbelievable plane spotting. Bring your camera and radio or just listen to the eager airline enthusiasts share their stories. Elevated view best after rainy day because the famous LA smog clears.
LAX Theme Building 1961
6661 W. Imperial Hwy
The Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Blvd
Brunch and daily buffet lunch amid airplanes. Large windows give great view of landing airliners from around the world.
Spirit of Santa Monica DC3 and Museum of Flying
3100 Airport Avenue
The Spirit of Santa Monica DC3 aircraft is located in front of the Santa Monica Airport.
The classic 1942 Douglas DC-3 was donated by the Museum of Flying to the city in order for it to be displayed in a more spacious venue.
The Museum of Flying is located next to the airport and features 22,000 square feet of exhibit and displays all dedicated to aviation with a strong focus on the Douglas Aircraft Company.
The museum is the home to over two dozen historical aircraft including a BD-5 micro jet and a Wright Flyer replica.
Tip: Some aircraft are exhibited outside the museum.
Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum
961 W. Alondra Blvd.
Clover Field 1919
Oldest airport now operating in Los Angeles County. Site of many famous events in aviation history. Pilots and planes using this field were active in pioneering the development of aviation. Site of the first round the world flight, March 17, 1923.
Dedicated March 14, 1959 by La Tijera Parlor No. 282.
Native Daughters of the Golden West
Fly DC Jets
Goodyear Blimp Base
19200 South Main Street
Goodyear has long been known for their blimps and this is the place to see them up close and personal.
The presiding blimp for California is the “Spirit of America.”
The base offers free tours twice a week on rotating days, so, be sure to check the website for the current schedule.
Goodyear blimps are an iconic part of American history seen at floating over an assortment of events.
The Spirit of America has been featured in such television shows as The apprentice, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Discovery’s Really Big Things, The Bachelor, The Late Show, and The Tonight Show.
Hangar 1 - Oldest at LAX
Only remaining building from original LAX airport. DHL facility now.