I regularly get questions about when Cranky Dorkfest will be each year, and it seems like I start getting them about one day after the last one ends. Well, now you need wait no longer for an answer, because the date has been set.
Cranky Dorkfest 2022 will be on Saturday, September 17
For those who haven’t been before, you are truly missing out. A bunch of us get together and watch airplanes at LAX. That’s it. Oh, ok, that’s not entirely it. Airlines also tend to like to throw in some giveaway items, including last year’s sweet, sweet Southwest 727 and United Boom models. Here’s what it was like last year.
- What: Cranky Dorkfest 2022
- When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 11am to 1pm PT
- Where: The park across from the In-N-Out at LAX
- Who: All are welcome, and there is no cost
- Why: Because you like watching airplanes and talking shop with fellow airline dorks
- How: I mean, usually on an airplane, but you can drive, take a long walk, ride on a pegasus… up to you
Once again, NYC Aviation will be holding its SpotLAX event the same weekend, so there will be no excuse for you not showing up.
Before the pandemic, I had also done a couple other events including an airfield tour and dinner in the terminals. Will it come back this year? I have no idea. As usual, pandemic rules will apply until regulators decide to open things up more freely. Once it gets closer, I’ll let you know. But for now, mark your calendars to join us all for a fun-filled weekend of burgers and airplanes.