Sun, Mar 20, 2011
Open House Held On The Grounds Of The Last Remaining
Military Airfield In The LA Area
Wings Wheels Rotors & Expo 2011, an annual open house and
family event sponsored by the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce
and the California National Guards Joint Forces Training Base
(JFTB), has been set for October 23rd. All the activities
will take place on the flightline on Los Alamitos Army Airfield
Los Alamitos Army Airfield is the last remaining military
airfield in the greater LA/Orange County areas with the longest
runways in the OC. The JFTB is also the disaster support area for
southern California. On display will be military aircraft,
helicopters, and, warbirds, along with public safety, first
responder and military equipment. Aircraft flyovers are planned
including aircraft static displays.
Wings Wheels & Rotors will have various civilian and public
safety helicopters with fire, police and military rotorcraft
including some of the media aircraft seen daily on the air around
SoCal. Along with the airplanes and warbirds are helicopter flights
in civilian "choppers" for a small fee.
There will be free flights in general aviation airplanes by the
Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles for youth between
the ages of 8 and 17 years who are interested in flying and
The event will also feature a car show including custom cars,
new autos, motorcycles, roadsters, antique vehicles and hot rods.
Awards to be presented for best cars. There will be many events for
the family at WWRE 2011 along with a Kids Korner.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the JFTB Morale Welfare and
Recreation (MWR) funds to support the armed forces personnel
on the base.
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