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June 24: Jeff Rountree on John Wayne Airport

June 24: Jeff Rountree on John Wayne Airport

On June 24 at 2pm, Jeff Rountree, manager of airside operations at John Wayne Airport, will narrate the history of Orange County’s only commercial service airport from its formation to today.

Rountree will take us from the airport’s early years as an army airfield during World War II, through its transformation to an airline “stop” in the 1950s and 60s, on to its growth into the nation’s operationally 3rd busiest airport in the 1970s, and finally to its status today as a commercial airport serving 10.4 million passengers per year.

When it comes to John Wayne Airport, few could boast more insider knowledge than Jeff Rountree. In his role as manager of airside operations he has ensured the safety of the airport’s airfield and terminal operations since 1995. Previously he worked at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority and the Oxnard and Camarillo Airports, and, along the way, became a pilot himself. Don’t miss this informative talk.

Directions

(Note: Please enter the Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum parking lot by entering from Park Avenue. The Anaheim entrance will be closed due to construction.)

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