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Museum closed Nov. 22 & 23
  “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

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  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

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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.
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  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..
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  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. 
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  For more information contact Barbara Keller, barbaragkeller@yahoo.com or R.E. Smith and Associates, resmith@earthlink.net.  

 

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Flight Path Museum will be closed to the public:
Tuesday, May 15th
Second Saturday Speaker Series will be 10:30am on May 12, 2018
“Inside the Russian Space Program”
 
Rich Abele will share his photos and experience from his trip to Kazakhstan where he witnessed a rare behind-the-scenes launch of a Soyuz 50 rocket taking three cosmonauts to the International Space Station.

 
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  NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE
Positions Open Now for Wednesday and Friday Shifts!
 
  Flight Path Museum and Learning Center is a nonprofit, community-based museum honoring aviation pioneers, showcases the importance of Southern California and LAX to the aviation and aerospace industry as well as encourages youth to pursue education and careers in aviation-related fields. The Flight Path Museum gallery exhibits are filled with commercial airline memorabilia from aviation’s golden years and houses one of largest collection of vintage flight attendant uniforms in the Western United States.

If you ever thought about becoming a Volunteer at the Museum, now is the time to act! Download the form here or stop by the front desk and pick one up. Currently, we have open positions for Volunteers on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you have a passion for flight and free during the hours of 9:30am – 3:30pm on those days you won’t want to miss this opportunity!
 

FLIGHT PATH MUSEUM WELCOMES AERIAL PHOTOJOURNALIST STU MUNDEL AS THE GUEST SPEAKER THIS SATURDAY

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  Join us at Flight Path Museum to welcome aerial photojournalist Stu Mundel Saturday, February 10, as the first presenter in the 2018 Second Saturday Speaker Series.

Stu Mundel is an aerial reporter and photojournalist for Los Angeles’ KCBS2 & KCAL9 News. Mundel will talk about his passion for aviation and reporting news ultimately culminated into a successful and thrilling career. He is known for his thrilling play-by-play of pursuits and is one of the best “eye in the sky” reporters covering breaking news in Los Angeles.

The Second Saturday Speaker Series are free one-hour presentations offered by Flight Path Museum on second Saturdays of select months. The Series will host speakers on engaging and inspiring aviation- and aerospace-related topics.

 
 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:30am – 11:30am
Flight Path Museum
6661 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90045
FREE ADMISSION & PARKING

 

 

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  COMMUNITY INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT MULTIPLE AIRPORT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT LAX’S AIRPORT RECRUITMENT SOCIAL ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017.
 
 
 
  Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Flight Path Museum and Learning Center will host an Airport Recruitment Social event on Monday, December 11, to recruit volunteers to assist guests this winter travel season. Community members who are curious to find out about the array of volunteer opportunities at one of the busiest airports in the nation can attend the social, and learn about opportunities at LAX, the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center, and the Bob Hope USO at LAX.

The event will also offer a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes airfield tour at LAX. Recruitment presentations begin at 10 a.m. and a behind-the-scenes airfield tour leaves Flight Path Museum at 11 a.m. Space on the airfield bus tour is limited to the first 40 people to arrive for this event. Parking is free, light refreshments will be served.

Flight Path Museum and Learning Center is a nonprofit, community-based museum honoring aviation pioneers, showcases the importance of Southern California and LAX to the aviation and aerospace industry as well as encourages youth to pursue education and careers in aviation-related fields. The Flight Path Museum gallery exhibits are filled with memories of aviation’s golden years and houses one of largest collection of vintage flight attendant uniforms in the Western United States.

Flight Path Museum and Learning Center
6661 W. Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90045
For questions call Flight Path Museum
(424) 646-7285

 

 
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