LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles World Airports today announced a virtual 360-degree tour of LAX.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, airfield tours were offered to students, community groups and others to provide information about operations at the country's second-busiest airport.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired us to find new ways to stay connected with our community, and this first-of-its-kind virtual airfield tour provides a front-row seat for aviation enthusiasts from around the world," said Michelle Schwartz, chief corporate strategy and affairs officer at LAWA. “Using cutting-edge technology, we can educate and inspire anyone who wants to learn more about LAX's people, operations and history."
The high-resolution, 360-degree video experience can be accessed online using a smartphone, tablet, computer or VR headset.
The virtual airfield tour takes viewers on a journey around Los Angeles International Airport's airfield, offering views that were previously only available to in-person tour attendees and airport employees, according to LAWA officials.
Starting from the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center, the tour traverses notable destinations around the LAX campus while a series of narrators explain its operations and history.
Airport officials said the tour features historical photos and engaging graphics. Destinations seen on the virtual tour include the Qantas maintenance hangar, a rarely seen exterior view of the new Midfield Satellite Concourse and historic Hangar 1, which was built in 1929 and is the first and oldest building on the LAX campus.
The LAX virtual airfield tour is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=24wfep4W5uM.
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