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In the summer of 1929 there was great interest in aviation. There were major strides that had been made and were being made almost daily. The men’s races were becoming de rigueur, but the idea of a women’s only race had marvelous PR appeal. Will Rogers, looking at all the pilots, some beautiful, some just […]
Bring your kids to the Santa Monica Airport Observation Deck to meet a real pilot and sit inside of a real airplane. These events are perfect for the whole family.
Earlier today, Harrison Ford completed a perfectly executed forced landing. He chose the Penmar Golf Course, an unpopulated area and no one on the ground was injured. This skillful landing can be attributed to his many years of pilot training at Santa Monica Airport. The airplane is registered to Harrison Ford and is a “Ryan […]
Santa Monica Airport ballot measure news is heating up. In an effort to bring you the latest information about the ballot measure and local issues, we have put together this blog post with much of the pressing Santa Monica Airport News we could find. We’ll try and keep updating it until the end of August. […]
Thank you to the 304+ families that visited the Santa Monica Airport on July 5th and 6th to put their kids in a real airplane. This on Saturday and Sunday we introduced 480+ kids to aviation! Download all of your family photos using these links: Google Plus Santa Monica Airport Photos (1,100 photos) Facebook Album […]
Here are 38 of the best Santa Monica Airport Tweets and Instagram posts in May and June 2014. Have some photos you want us to include? Tag @SantaMonicaAir on Instagram or Twitter. You can be my wingman any day. pic.twitter.com/cYrmKu1xFE — Santa Monica Airport (@SantaMonicaAir) June 11, 2014 Santa Monica Airport Pic: Look who's making […]
Santa Monica Airport news is a hot topic these days. In an effort to bring you the latest information about the ballot measure and local issues, we have put together this blog post with much of the most pressing Santa Monica Airport News we could find this month. If you think we have missed anything, […]
This video shows how 17 kids took flight with SMO Young Eagles. On Saturday, June 21st, 2014, Santa Monica Airport volunteer pilots took 17 kids and 2 parents on an introductory Young Eagles flight. They flew seven flights, some over downtown Los Angeles and others over the ocean and up the coast to Malibu. The […]
This is a video shot by RobWhollandCA that we thought was a great overview of a Santa Monica Airport family flight. The video starts off by watching planes land at the airport observation deck. You get to see several small planes takeoff and land. Then, you follow a father and his daughter + son as […]
With the popularity of electric cars, we are excited about the future of electric airplanes here at Santa Monica Airport. They will bring clean, quiet, renewable energy to our small airport and allow our community to connect with all that California has to offer. We found this great video on youtube and wanted to share […]
We have thousands of people visit the Santa Monica Airport each month to learn about aviation and to be inspired. We uploaded these Santa Monica Airport night flying videos and compiled them on this page so that Santa Monica Airport residents can know what it’s like to fly. Want to take a discovery flight over […]
Thank you to the hundreds of families that registered for our Santa Monica Airport Family Movie Night at Santa Monica Flyers. This event was attended by residents of Venice, Mar Vista, Westchester, Los Angeles, Irvine, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades. Kids accompanied their parents and were able to take a photo with an […]
This Tuesday night is an important chance for you to attend a city council meeting and show your support for the Santa Monica Airport.
Dear Friends, This Tuesday night is an important chance for you to attend a city council meeting and show your support for the Santa Monica Airport. Event Details: When: Arrive Tuesday night March 24th at 4:15pm (event starts at 5:30pm) until 9:30pm (show up any time you can for as long as you can) Where: […]
Several local businesses and private aviation enthusiasts have joined together to host an open house for parents and kids. Register here for free.
90th Anniversary of the first successful Around the World Flight by the Douglas World Cruisers Monday, March 17, 2014 will mark the 90th anniversary of the departure of the Douglas World Cruisers from the Santa Monica Airport, then called Clover Field, en route to begin the attempt to be the first aircraft to circumnavigate the […]
Join resident artists of the Santa Monica Airport arts community and see all that this little airport has to offer as a unique cultural resource. You will get the chance to explore artist studios, see ceramic demonstrations, participate in art/theater workshops and enjoy live music. Local restaurants (and food trucks) will also join us on […]
Join our friends at the Santa Monica Airport Association for their meeting at the Spitfire Grill on March 10th. The goal of this meeting will be to discuss the future of Santa Monica Airport as an operational airport and to protect your right to fly here. Event details: Where: The Spitfire Grill: 3300 Airport Avenue […]
This week Santa Monica Airport welcomed a lot of visitors. Families from Mar Vista, Venice, Playa Del Rey, Westchester and Culver City visited our little airport to learn about aviation. Many of them brought their kids to share in the experience. Everyone had a great time. If you enjoy these photos, please share them using […]
Each month we snap photos from around Santa Monica Airport of locals and families. From Airports to Parks, Santa Monica has it all. We have a dog park, Clover Park, Soccer Fields, art studios and more. If you take any photos on Instagram or Twitter, please tag @SantaMonicaAir so we can add it to our […]