John Wayne Airport marks a milestone

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is celebrating a century of flight in Orange County, California with an exhibition and a history timeline.

The airport traces its history back to 1923, when aviation pioneer Eddie Martin founded a flying school and Martin Aviation, one of the nation’s oldest aviation firms.

To celebrate the one-century mark, the John Wayne Airport Arts Program has created an exhibition showcasing the history of flight in Orange County from the airfield’s inception to the present-day airport.

Included are images and information from the 1950s, when the airfield played host to drag racers and souped-up custom cars.

The exhibition will be on view at John Wayne Airport through January 2024, pre-security on the upper Departure Level in the walkway Gallery between Terminals B and C.

(All photos courtesy John Wayne Airport)

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One thought on “John Wayne Airport marks a milestone

  1. Mike Andert says:

    Thanks for info, plan to be there next year.

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