LAX Restaurant with Airplane Theme

The next time you have a layover at Los Angeles International Airport, check out the Proud Bird restaurant located right under the final approach path on Aviation Boulevard. You’ll find the entrance near the half-dozen or so World War II fighter planes. Inside, the walls are lined with historic aviation photos. Banquet rooms, including the Doolittle Room and the Tuskegee Ballroom accommodate several hundred people for special events. Imagine having your wedding ceremony held on the Red Baron Patio! Request a window seat and watch the jets land at LAX.

The owner, David Tallichet, knows airplanes. In the Second World War, he flew 22 missions over Germany in a B-17 Flying Fortress. In addition to the planes displayed near the entrance, another 11 sit in the restaurant’s backyard. The majority of them are made of fiberglass constructed from molds from Tallichet’s private collection of aircraft.