This location is also on my layover guide for LAX. What is this Flight Path Learning Center? It is a must see if you are an aviation geek or for everyone interested in aviation. It is dedicated to the history of commercial flights and the history of the nearby Los Angeles International Airport. Finally I was able to have a look inside.
All the staff members are super friendly and great you. They show you arround and answer all your questions. If you want to go outside to the Douglas DC-3 “Spirit of Seventy Six”, just ask any of the staff members and they escort you out onto the Tarmac. You can take great pictures here of the airport itself and see planes taking off or taxing to the gate very closely.
Of course you can also enter the DC-3 airplane, completed on January 7, 1941 and first registered to TWA on January 26, 1941. It was later on sold and bought by Union Oil Company on November 24, 1950 and modified with an executive interior in 1951. After 47,665:35 flight hours, the plane was retired and was first displayed in different museums in Los Angeles and was finally moved to the Flight Path Learning Center on September 29, 2006.
Inside the museum you will see the different flight attendant uniforms from airlines all over the world. This is pretty interesting to see. There is so much to see and experience. Like all the model airplanes throughout the museum or the big library with manuals and books about aviation.
Another highlight is being able to listen to the tower, thanks to the installed radio in the main gallery near the windows.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm (except major holidays). There is plenty of free parking available right outside of the building.