Flight Path Museum Board Welcomes Two New Directors
Nate Morrissey & Carly Allen bring extensive travel and business expertise
  LOS ANGELES – (Mar. 7, 2019) – Two talented aviation and travel business professionals were elected to the board of directors of the Flight Path Museum at Los Angeles International Airport during the board’s recent meeting. Carly Allen, executive vice president of Global Travel Magazine, and Nate Morrissey, owner-operator of Blue Sky Estate Services, began their service immediately, according to Agnes Huff, PhD, Flight Path Museum president.

Allen’s professional background includes international travel marketing and business development, and work as a private aviation advisor and internet sales manager. Her clients have ranged from Los Angeles to Mexico City to Seoul, South Korea. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in organizational communications and marketing.

Morrissey’s resume includes work as a corporate jet pilot, FAA safety inspector and program manager, college aviation instructor, and aviation marketing volunteer for Orbis International’s Flying Eye Hospital. Since 2007 he has owned and operated Blue Sky Estate Services assisting seniors transitioning to retirement communities and families closing out estates.

“Carly and Nate each bring a wealth of knowledge and broad experience to Flight Path,” said Huff. “Both have been faithful and enthusiastic supporters of the museum. Now we look forward to working with them as valued members of our board.”

Flight Path is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., except major holidays, in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles. Admission and parking are free for members. For information call (424) 646-7284, email flightpathguides@lawa.org or visit the website www.flightpathmuseum.com

The museum is operated by nonprofit Flight Path in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the agency which operates LAX. Flight Path’s mission includes the preservation of Southern California’s aviation heritage as well as encouragement and assistance to those pursuing education and careers in aviation and aerospace.



  Flight Path Museum Board Names 2019 Officers  
  At a recent meeting of Flight Path Museum’s board of director’s meeting, Agnes Huff, PhD was elected president and board chair of the nonprofit organization. Flight Path operates an aviation and aerospace history museum and learning center in the Imperial Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

A resident of Playa del Rey, Huff has served on the Flight Path board for more than three years, most recently as corporate secretary. She founded her own public relations and marketing firm in 1995 and has worked with airlines, airports and affiliated aviation companies for more than 25 years. Her firm serves a variety of clients in aviation and other industries, specializing in strategic marketing and crisis management.

The new Flight Path board president is a former flight attendant for Pacific Southwest Airlines and USAir, served as president of the Aero Club of Southern California and remains active in professional and community organizations.

“Flight Path has been called a hidden gem among aviation museums,” said Huff. “I look forward to working with our board members, staff and volunteers to make the museum a more valuable, enjoyable and better-known destination for visitors and the entire aviation community.”

Other newly elected Flight Path officers are Lori Keir of Westchester, vice president; Robert E. Smith of Hawthorne, chief financial officer and treasurer; and Robert Acherman of Torrance, corporate secretary. Lynne Adelman of Westchester is immediate past president.

Re-elected to new three-year terms on the board were Lynne Adelman, John Burke, Therese Gegesi, Ethel Pattison, Robert Slusser and Steve Soukup. Other board members include Lisa Arinwine, Jean-Christophe Dick, Barbara Keller, Ron Kochevar, Kena Liggins-Tompkins and Nancy Niles.

The board also approved Kevin Burciaga to be the new museum manager. Burciaga is former director of the Rancho Dominguez Adobe Museum. Working closely with him will be past president Lynne Adelman and Lori Keir, who coordinates Flight Path’s volunteer program, the primary source of museum staffing.



  “RPM – Routine, Professionalism and Magic”
with William B. Scott,  Nov. 3rd
  Our Saturday, November 3rd speaker is William B. (Bill) Scott, a full-time author and consultant. His topic is “RPM – Routine, Professionalism and Magic.” RPM is a collection of tales from 40+ years of flying as a pilot, Air Force crew member, flight test engineer, and aerospace reporter. He retired as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology, following a 22+ year career with the international magazine. He also served as Senior National Editor in Washington, and in Avionics and Senior Engineering Editor positions in Los Angeles. He covered advanced aerospace and weapons technology, business, flight testing and military operations, wrote more than 2,500 stories for the magazine, and received 17 editorial awards.

Bill is a Flight Test Engineer (FTE) graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. In 12 years of military and civilian flight testing, plus evaluating aircraft for Aviation Week, he logged approximately 2,000 hours of flight time on 80 aircraft types

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University- Sacramento. Bill and his wife, Linda, live in Colorado Springs.

© 2018 William B. Scott. All Rights Reserved


The Speaker Series are free one-hour presentations offered by Flight Path Museum where we host speakers on engaging and inspiring aviation and aerospace-related topics.

We look forward to seeing you! 
November 3rd at 10:30 am
Flight Path Museum and Learning Center
6661 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, California 90045

Free admission and free parking.
Donations always welcome.



Flight Path Museum’s Speaker Series welcomes author Jason Ryan on August 21, 2018

  Join us at Flight Path to welcome nonfiction author Jason Ryan who will discuss his new book, Race to Hawaii: The 1927 Dole Derby and the Thrilling First Flights that Opened the Pacific, which details the first attempts to cross the Pacific Ocean by airplane. Ryan’s book documents three principal flight events across the Pacific, including journeys attempted by the Army, Navy and a group of civilian flyers competing in an air derby between Oakland and the island of Oahu. Among the brave men and one woman who flew for Hawaii were several Hollywood stunt fliers, and Ryan promises to share tales of their audacious flying antics before the movie cameras and across the ocean  

The Speaker Series are free one-hour presentations offered by Flight Path Museum where we host speakers on engaging and inspiring aviation and aerospace-related topics.

We look forward to seeing you! Jason will have copies of his book available for purchase.

August 21st at 10:30 am
Flight Path Museum and Learning Center
6661 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, California 90045

Free admission and free parking.
Donations always welcome.



New Display! Rockets and NASA Mercury Memorabilia at Flight Path Museum Space Gallery


Flight Path Museum recently added three significant new exhibits to the popular Space Gallery: two scale model rockets and an impressive collection of aerospace engineering memorabilia.

Now on display are a 1/74 scale model of the Skylab-Saturn V rocket, a 1/30 scale model of the Delta IV rocket, and selected mementos and memorabilia related to NASA’s Mercury program, according to Flight Path President Lynne Adelman.

The nearly five-foot tall Skylab-Saturn V rocket model, donated by Stephen Soukup of the Flight Path Board of Directors, is displayed with accompanying graphics and text that describe the features and performance of this immense rocket and the Skylab space station it carried. Skylab was America’s first space station. Between May 1973 and February 1974, three, three-man astronaut crews occupied the Skylab station for periods of up to 84 days, performing unique and first-time space-based scientific research.

The seven-foot tall Delta IV rocket model was donated by Boeing Defense, Space and Security of El Segundo. It originally was designed by Boeing in Huntington Beach as part of the U. S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program and also marketed by Boeing as a commercial satellite launcher. The model is a Delta IV M+(5,4), meaning it is a delta Medium vehicle, equipped with a five-meter-diameter payload fairing, and augmented with four strap-on boosters. The Delta IV family of vehicles now is produced by United Launch Alliance in Decatur, Alabama, and is a major part of the U. S. military space launch enterprise.


NASA Mercury Program materials are included in a notebook of mementos and memorabilia loaned to Flight Path by Robert Combs of El Segundo, collected during his service as a propulsion engineer supporting the Mercury program. Mercury, the first manned U. S. space program, launched Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom on America’s initial sub-orbital flights, followed by orbital missions piloted by John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper. The displayed pages of the Combs notebook will be rotated periodically to show as much of the material as possible.

The Flight Path Space Gallery first opened in 2016 with major support from The Aerospace Corporation and other generous donors. The gallery showcases the history of space exploration and is open to the public free of charge during regular museum operating hours.



  Saturday, May 26 Is the Deadline for Flight Path Museum Aviation Scholarships Totaling $12,000  
  .Flight Path Museum & Learning Center annually offers three scholarships totaling $12,000 for Southern California students wishing to pursue further education in the fields of aviation and aerospace. The May 26, 2018 application deadline is fast approaching; interested applicants will need to:

  • ► Fill our Scholarshop Entry Form with a 500-word essay, as described on the entry form; 
  • ► Submit a certified copy of high school/college transcript of grades; and 
  • ► Provide letters of recommendation from two faculty members from their high school, college, university, or technical school.
  • ► Complete scholarship requirements and submission forms can be found on our website, http://www.flightpathmuseum.com under the SCHOLARSHIPS tab at the top of the page.
  The Clay Lacy Scholarship Program
The $5,000 Clay Lacy Scholarship is funded by aviation legend Clay Lacy, the founder of the first executive jet charter company, encourages students to pursue careers in aviation. Clay Lacy one of the nations’ most highly accomplished and respected aviators is the unchallenged holder of the highest number of flight hours of any active pilot. His professional piloting abilities include: United Airlines Captain, military aviator, experimental test pilot, air race champion, aviation record setter, aerial cinematographer, entrepreneur, founder and president of Clay Lacy Aviation.
  The Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr. Scholarship Program
The $2,000 Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr., Scholarship is sponsored by the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center to encourage students to enter the field of aviation, aerospace or aeronautics. The scholarship is named in honor of Pete Conrad, NASA astronaut, commander of Apollo 12, and the third man to walk on the moon..
  The Morrey Plotkin Scholarship Program
The $5,000 Morrey Plotkin Scholarship is sponsored by the Plotkin family to encourage youth to pursue education and careers in aviation and aerospace. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Morrey Plotkin, founding chairman of Flight Path Museum and Learning Center and a longtime supporter of volunteerism and community service in the area surrounding Los Angeles International Airport. 
  For more information contact Barbara Keller, barbaragkeller@yahoo.com or R.E. Smith and Associates, resmith@earthlink.net.  


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