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12th ANNUAL ‘TASTE OF FLIGHT’ GALA
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MST
12th ANNUAL ‘TASTE OF FLIGHT’ GALA HONORING Peter Law, Bruce Boland and Lt. Col. Ret. Robert Friend ‘PLANES OF FAME ACHIEVEMENT IN AVIATION AWARD’ RECIPIENTS
INSPIRATION IS IN THE AIR!
Join us for the 12th Annual Taste of Flight Gala at Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, CA on Saturday, November 17, 2018. It will be a night full of great food, tantalizing libations, a fantastic silent auction, and presentation of the “Achievement in Aviation” award. Each dollar raised will support new learning resources for our school field trips, upgrades to our Aviation Discovery Center, and help us plan for new classroom space, as well as kick-start a School Bus Grant program to assist local area schools with the expenses of transportation.
WINE TASTING • BEER TASTING • FOOD • DESSERTS • SILENT AUCTION • AVIATION MUSEUM • STUDENT ART CONTEST
Tickets are available for purchase online or in the Planes of Fame Gift Shop
Planes of Fame Air Museum is a 501(c)(3) independent nonprofit organization.
Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Aviation
Capping the night’s events is the presentation of the Planes of Fame “Achievement in Aviation” award. For 2018, we’re focusing on several individuals who exemplify the best that aviation has to offer.
Peter Law and Bruce Boland met in 1961 when both started work with the famed Lockheed Skunk Works®. Together they put their formidable skills to work on ground-breaking projects that included the F-104, A-12, SR-71, and F-117A. Their contributions – Law as a thermodynamicist and Boland as an aerodynamicist – forever changed the face of aviation through advanced aircraft that flew ever higher, farther, and faster. Outside of Lockheed, Law and Boland worked together to transform the world of air racing.
Lt. Col. (retired) Robert Friend is a national treasure. As the oldest surviving member of World War II’s famed “Tuskegee Airmen,” Lt. Col. Friend flew 142 combat missions in the European theater. He went on to a distinguished career with the United States Air Force, retiring in 1971. Among his many duties with the USAF included serving as Assistant Deputy of Launch Vehicles for the Titan, Atlas, and Delta rockets and the Space Shuttle. He was also in charge of the Air Force’s “Project Blue Book,” the investigation of UFOs encountered by USAF airmen. READ MORE
Student Art Contest
We’ve invited grade school students (1st through 6th) from throughout Southern California to submit an aviation-themed drawing, painting, or illustration and win valuable prizes. This is your chance to judge the finalists in our 2nd Annual Student Art Contest. READ MORE
Can’t attend? Donate to this event through our website: www.planesoffame.org
If you can’t attend the 12th Annual Taste of Flight, but would like to make a donation, please contact the Gift Shop at 909-597-3722
If you would like to Sponsor an amount not listed in the Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Liz Esparza at 909-597-3722 x120.
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