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You did a poll in 2011 on your blog about “What was your favorite local restaurant that closed?” and there was a string of people who discussed the Flightline restaurant which was out at the airport. I am working on a video for the airport about the history of the Santa Barbara airport and several people that we interviewed talked about the Flightline, but nobody has any pictures. Actually I have 1 picture, but could use more. I would love to contact them to see if there are any photos out there somewhere. I interviewed probably 50 people for this project and asked everyone (even a woman who used to work there) to no avail. I was only able to find the one picture.


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5 Responses to QUESTION OF THE DAY

  1. Mark Mohr says:

    Ah, the Flight Line. When I was a student at UCSB in the ’70’s, we would spot KEYT anchor Bill Huddy having cocktails between the early and late newscasts. Sorry I don’t have any pics. Wouldn’t there be some in the airport’s records or perhaps the archives of the News Press?

  2. Meridith says:

    The Talk of the Town. Nothing has topped it since.

  3. Terry Utterback says:

    I went to UCSB in the 60s and went to the Flightline Restaurant often for lunch even into the 70s.. It was the only restaurant with a bar (sort of like Harry’s) where people liked to relax, have a drink and eat a good lunch. It was very popular with businessmen, local politicians, pilots, and Bill Huddy. The owner Art also owned The Philadelphia House Restaurant which burned down – it was very popular too – they had great prime rib. There just wasn’t another restaurant quite like Flightline out in Goleta.

  4. Whirl says:

    There is a Facebook group called “Streets of Goleta” made up of people who grew up here. You might want to post your request there. Often people there post old pictures, my favorite was one of the Goleta Depot being driven over an overpass on it’s way to it’s current location. You are likely to find what you are looking for there.

  5. Joseph Schomer says:


    The old terminal building at the airport has tons of old photos hanging on the
    walls out there and if you don’t find what you need i can get the contact info
    for a local historian that will have what you need.

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