Santa Monica Airport Observation Deck Event Photos

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Families on observation deck at santa monica airport observation deck mother and son

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!

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Here's some stats from our most recent Santa Monica Airport Community Events:

Girls in plane at Santa Monica Airport Observation Deck Event

  • Over the past 3 months we have successfully inspired 877+ kids (from 566 families) as they experience aviation from pilots in a real airplane at Santa Monica Airport.
  • 323 of these families said this is their first visit to Santa Monica Airport.
  • 150 of these families said they regularly visit the skydeck to watch planes takeoff with their kids.
  • 81 families were from Los Angeles.
  • 41 families were from Mar Vista.
  • 33 families were from Culver City.
  • 16 families were from Marina Del Rey.
  • 20 families were from Venice.
  • 157 families were from Santa Monica.
  • 29 families were from the South Bay.
  • 10 families drove all the way from Orange County.
  • 15 families were from Brentwood.
  • Other families drove from these notable cities to join us: Calabasas, Burbank, Northridge, Sherman Oaks, Santa Clarita, North Hollywood, Tarzana, Studio City, Gardena, Porter Ranch, Arcadia, Topanga Canyon, Lake Balboa, Pasadena, Valley Village, Whittier, Woodland Hills, Torrance, Chatsworth, Paramount, Temple City, Granada Hills, Tarzana, Cerritos, Hawthorne, Long Beach, Westchester, Thousand Oaks, Fallbrook, Hancock Park, Silver Lake, Eagle Rock, Los Feliz, Palms, North Hills, Baldwin Hills, Playa Vista, Hollywood, Westwood, West Hollywood, Inglewood, Van Nuys, East Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Cheviot Hills, Pacific Palisades, Midcity and Miracle Mile.

Here are the events we have hosted this summer:

santa monica airport observation deck kids

  • Saturday, May 3rd between 11am to 2pm (29 families & 39 kids attended)
  • Sunday, May 4th between 11am to 2pm (51 families & 83 kids attended)
  • Saturday, June 7th between 11am to 1pm (82 families & 116 kids attended)
  • Sunday, June 8th between 11am to 1pm (100 families & 159 kids attended)
  • Saturday, July 5th between 11am to 1pm (122 families & 180 kids attended!)
  • Sunday, July 6th between 11am to 1pm (182 Families & 300 kids attended!)

Thank you to our many volunteers that made this event possible:

  1. Michael Langston
  2. David Peters
  3. Christian Fry
  4. David Shaby
  5. Ben Daidone
  6. Ed Casey
  7. Dr. Bernie Harris
  8. Cinda Rosenberg
  9. Joe Bates
  10. Jim Gates
  11. Stacey Falcioni
  12. Bill Worden
  13. Ed Story
  14. Mark Smith
  15. Brendan Craig
  16. Paul Fine
  17. Dan Anttila
  18. Joyce Anttila
  19. Christine Anttila

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