I knew from the moment I saw the letters on the front of the beautiful newly constructed parking structure at the Long Beach Municipal Airport that someone would think that the "LGB" stood for something other than the call letters assigned to the airport by the Federal Aviation Administration.
And yes. I got the question today.
No, LGB on the airport does not stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual. Not only would that be politically incorrect because it neglects, "T" and "Q" (transgendered and questioning) but it has nothing to do with the fact that we have a very large lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (ok, questioning too) population and the largest Gay Pride Parade and Festival...
No conspiracy fans, the letters are assigned by FAA and they are on flight maps, tickets, baggage claims, etc.
Okay. Okay. I do get suspicious that the home of the "Octoberfest" beer fest gets the call letters "BER" (Berlin, Germany).
"LGB" stands for LonG Beach.
These letters are important. You could wind up in a far different airport just by switching around one letter "LBG" ( Paris - Le Bourget, France) or if you tried to be partially politically correct "LBQ" ( Lambarene, Gabon).
Come on folks, lighten up.
Notice: This is not a City of Long Beach site.
Dear Readers: Please note that this is not a City of Long Beach website and is not paid for nor maintained by taxpayer funds.
If you contact Gerrie Schipske through this site on any matter pertaining to the City of Long Beach, a copy of your contact will be forwarded to her official city email as an official public record.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Save Station 18
Prior to the construction of a 150-acre airport in 1923, pilots could be seen taking off and landing on the long strand of beach or on a san...
I came home the other day to see a yellow notice taped to my front doorknob. The notice was also visible up and down Studebaker. These are s...
WPA artist, Grace Clements, who designed the tile mosaics on the floor of the Long Beach Municipal Airport and murals on the walls of the te...
USC Graduate Students Present Winning Design for 2nd and PCH in Long Beach A couple of weeks ago I placed an item on the council age...
For the first time in the history of California, politicians of either major party will NOT be having influence on how the boundary lines ar...
In response to the Little Hoover Commission's report on public employee pensions and Councilman Gary De Long's current attempt to g...