Submitted by Cathy Prudhomme, International Secretary Of the more than 9,000 pilots in the United States in 1929, only 117 of them were women. That November, the 117 U.S. women pilots were invited to assemble at Curtiss Field in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York to provide “mutual support, advance aviation, and maintain historical records …
Hang gliders suspended over Baggage Claim Have you ever been at Baggage Claim in Terminals A or B and looked up? If so, you may have noticed a new addition to the hang glider exhibit. A Wills Wing T3 now floats over Carousel 2 in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. The Wills Wing joins another …
A new exhibition featuring commemorative artwork, posters, hockey jerseys, and memorabilia celebrating the Anaheim Ducks 25th Anniversary and chronicling the history of the Orange County franchise is on display at John Wayne Airport.
John Wayne Airport invites Orange County public and private school students, grades K-12, to enter the 30th Annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest. Students can tap into their imagination, grab their favorite set of crayons, markers, pencils or paints and create artwork depicting this year’s theme “FLYING: YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW.”
John Wayne Airport (JWA) is participating again in the Annual Orange County Canstruction® competition.
Calling all Orange County-related visual artists! John Wayne Airport (JWA) invites local artists to apply for solo-style exhibition slots in the JWA Community Focus Space (CFS) program’s monthly exhibition calendar with exhibition slots opening December 17, 2020. Join the many talented artists who have showcased their artwork to elevate the overall Airport guest experience.
Orange County Bob Hope USO at John Wayne Airport volunteers had the opportunity to participate in the Newport Beach 4th of July Old Glory Boat Parade. Thanks to a generous donation of a yacht for the event, the patriotically decorated boat won the “Spirit” award.
The ‘Trips that Transform’ campaign takes flight during August at John Wayne Airport through a partnership with Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire to help grant wishes for local children battling critical illnesses through the donation of unused, low balance or soon-to-expire airlines miles for American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, or United Airlines.
The Orange County Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots in conjunction with two of John Wayne Airport's premiere flight schools, Sunrise Aviation and Orange County Flight Center, sponsored their fourth Why I Want to Learn to Fly Essay Contest.
Navigating through John Wayne Airport just got even easier. New interactive wayfinding signage combines high-tech with convenience, offering access to interactive LED digital touch-screens located in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal.