This morning I enjoyed an inspirational trip to one of California’s oldest surviving airports, Flabob Airport near Riverside. The field has been around since 1925, and started life as Riverside Municipal. Today it is privately owned by the Thomas W. Wathen Foundation, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to education through aviation.” They even have a high school on the airport, with more than 100 students enrolled.
This wonderful little airport has a lot of history and is fortunate to have a team of dedicated guardians who want to preserve that history and ensure that the airport has a place in the aviation world of today and tomorrow. You’ll find some great photos from the past, as well as some nice aerial shots and helpful fly-in information for today, on its website (www.flabob.org).
Tom Wathen is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the airport, and he’s got some exciting plans for the future, even as he works to preserve the past. Once again, I am seeing just how much a handful of dedicated individuals can do when they get engaged!