Californiaviation: How Los Angeles made flight history and shaped air travel
16th January 2019
What comes to mind when you think of Los Angeles – and California in particular? You might say celebrities with dazzling smiles and plastic bodies, but there’s much more to California and LA than beach-perfect physiques and perma-tans.
California’s played a huge role in helping to shape modern air travel – and not just commercially. From hosting the world’s first flight school to building the rockets which put us on the moon in 1969, California’s played a huge role in progressing aerospace and military aviation.
Here’s a look at how California’s made flying what it is today – starting way back in 1910, when the first aviation meet took place at the Dominguez Airfield.
by William Finden
William Finden is the Founder and MD of Oaklands Global. He is a seasoned executive search and recruitment specialist with over 16 years of experience, dedicated to the international aviation & aerospace markets. William leads Oaklands Global’s C-Suite practice and has had a successful career delivering at the executive level for a diverse portfolio of clientele including Business Jet Operators, OEM’s, MRO’s, FBO’s Airlines and Rotary businesses. To learn more about how William can assist with your next career move or to discuss your next director level hire please contact him by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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