Burbank Campers Spend a Day at Bob Hope Airport

After boarding this private jet the Summer Daze camp poses for a group photo. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Bob Hope Crash rig displays it powerful nozzles with over 1500 gallons a minute. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

This years Burbank Summer Daze Camp located at Robert Gross Park recently took a trip over to The Bob Hope Airport, to see how the Airport runs and get a show from the different agencies that make up the airport’s operations.

The campers heard from Police Officers, Firefighters, Southwest ticket operators, and the members of the TSA and were able to see the equipment the different people and agencies use.

Many of the campers commented that this is the best field trip they had ever been on. The best part for some where getting wet from the spray of Crash 2, or looking into the inside of a Jet, while a couple enjoyed looking into the Burbank Police Helicopter.  Of course at the end, all of them enjoyed the pizza lunch that was served before heading back to the park.

Campers even got to see one of their counselors handcuffed, and an Airport Authority Police officer use his taser on a demo board.

The program was hosted by Lucy Burghdorf the Airports Manager, Public Relations & Government Affairs.


Burbank Police Sgt. Bob Quesada guides Officer Jason Embleton driving a tug with a Notar Helicopter to it's parking spot. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Kids get to ask Burbank Police Officer Jason Embleton questions about Burbank's Helicopter. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)


Getting drenched in the 100 degree heat was the best part of the day. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Summer Daze campers find out what the role of the Airport's Fire Department. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Bob Hope Police Officer Steve Bock shows the kids one of the ways they get around the airport on this T-3 transporter. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
Lock up time as a camper uses a pair of handcuffs to lock up her counselor. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
After boarding this private jet the Summer Daze camp poses for a group photo. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
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