Destination: Long Beach
With its central location between La and Orange Counties, Long Beach is minutes away
from Southern California’s major attractions, including Disneyland and universal Studios.
Long Beach attractions:
• The Queen Mary, once the largest, fastest and most elegant trans-atlantic ocean liner,
is now a first-class hotel with restaurants, shopping areas and historic tours throughout the ship.
• The aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth largest aquarium in the u. S. and features more
than 12,000 fish, mammals and birds that live in and around the world’s largest ocean.
• Long Beach boasts four dynamic museums: Long Beach Museum of art, Museum of Latin
american art, university art Museum and Pacific Islands ethnic art Museum.
• Long Beach is working to become the
most bicycle friendly city in america, with
more than 60 miles of class 1 bike pathways,
including a three mile path on the beach
from Shoreline Village to the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier.
• Long Beach is a water sport paradise, with an endless variety of on or near the water ac-
tivities available: boating, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, rowing, paddle board-
ing, water skiing, electric Duffy Boats, hydro bicycles and more.
About Long Beach Airport: Located seven miles from downtown Long Beach, Long
Beach airport (LGB) was founded in 1923, making it the oldest municipal owned airport in California with multiple FBOs. Long Beach airport
is undergoing a $136 million modernization (set to be complete in 2013) with plans to include a new parking structure, ramp improvements,
gates and a concourse with a central garden. For more information, please visit www.lgb.org. ✈
artist’s rendering of the
new Long Beach terminal
Fatigue and flying don’t mix. Energy drinks usually taste vile and are loaded with sugar. Coffee has caffeine that can
make you jittery. If you want to avoid these issues, try Pilot Chews, an over-the-counter energy supplement in tablet form.
I tested Pilot Chews in extreme conditions: 2:00 p.m. at a fly in, when the effects of running around all day have
drained my physical and mental energy. Pilot Chews taste like and have the consistency of Sweet Tarts.
Within minutes of downing the tablets I felt more alert and had better focus. Pilot Chews does have
caffeine, but only one cup of coffee’s worth. It also has Ginkgo Biloba, Huper-
zine A, Choline, and Ginger and vitamins like Vitamin A and Vitamin E. Pilot
Chews kept me going for about three to four hours. There was no dramatic sink in energy when it wore
off. Chews can be purchased at pilotchews.com, as well as at Aircraft Spruce and Pilotshop.com. ✈ by Meg Godlewski
Unbelievable but true: Flight clothing can be fashionable!
These pilot jackets are direct “descendants” from their forefathers, not only the durability and comfort, but also the spirit of freedom and courage inherent in the knights of the
skies. John Douglas brand is a unique fusion of fashion and aviation,
infused with the romanticism of America and Europe in the 1930s
The quality of a John Douglas jacket focuses on usability, func-
tionality and durability. The company uses only high quality ma-
terials: leather, fur and sheepskin, 100% silk, cotton, and cash-
mere. It also uses innovative materials that help to increase the durability of products and provide a
comfortable feel in extreme conditions. For example, in the autumn and winter collections of jack-
ets it uses Thinsulate ™. Unique methods of double dying leather give vintage jackets their aged
feel, without compromising function. Linings for the jackets are made of cotton, silk and vis-
cose and depict geographical maps of various regions or vintage aircraft.
Beyond jackets in the John Douglas line are polo shirts, pants and flight suits, coats, hats,
belts and gloves that will please the toughest fashionistas.
Find them all at douglascollection.com. ✈