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    Flight Path Museum at LAX Celebrates
Global Aviation at 24th annual fundraising Gala

   
    Sold out event featured LAWA CEO Deborah Flint as keynote speaker
with dinner served in a pavilion on the LAX tarmac
   
 
 
  More than 375 friends and supporters of Flight Path Museum at LAX turned out on October 3 for “A Global Affaire,” the 24th annual fundraiser for the museum celebrating the glamour and excitement of flight around the world.

Upon red carpet arrival, guests enjoyed a champagne welcome, LAX behind-the-scenes bus tours, exciting silent auction and raffle items, flight simulator demonstrations and a selection of international appetizers.

Guests gathered in a special pavilion on the LAX tarmac with sunset views of the tower, Theme building and aircraft landing and taking off, while hearing from keynote speaker Deborah Flint, Los Angeles World Airports CEO, with an update on the $14 billion LAX modernization program. The evening included a gourmet dinner, award of more than $17,000 in competitive scholarships to promising aviation and aerospace students, and presentation of the museum’s coveted Guiding Light Award to Beverly and Vincent Migliazzo, longtime Flight Path benefactors. The Honorable Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Council member CD 11, also presented a special commendation to the couple.

It was a record-breaking year for the museum – both GALA attendance and the amount of scholarships awarded both set new records. All proceeds from the Gala benefit the museum’s mission of preserving aviation and aerospace heritage and supporting educational programs to encourage youth to pursue careers in the industry. Through increased Flight Path STEM focused outreach programs, the museum serves as a pipeline for future young professionals to enter careers in all areas of the industry.

“We are most grateful to everyone, including our major supporters, who collectively helped make our Gala a great success,” said Agnes Huff, PhD, Flight Path Museum President of the Board. “We also owe a major debt of gratitude to the many generous individuals, businesses and organizations who supported us with tables, silent auction and raffle items. We are grateful for Brett Snyder, the popular “Cranky Flier” blogger, who served as our emcee, and Gala Co-Chairs Robert Acherman, Carly Allen and Heidi Brown, for their leadership and our entire Flight Path team.”

Global Traveler magazine was presenting sponsor. First-class sponsors included American Airlines, Delta Airlines, The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation, HNTB Corp., Landrum & Brown, Los Angeles World Airports and The Private Suite at LAX. Premier class sponsors were Agnes Huff Communications Group, ARSAC, Robert and Chris Acherman, Heidi Brown, Kevin Burciaga, Flying Tigers Club, Sarah Gaspar, JetStream Ground Service, Kevin & Nancy Niles, Ethel Pattison, Larry Plotkin, Specialty Restaurants, Turner and UPS.

Scholarship recipients included Gerard Carlos, Alejandro Carrillo, Bryce Harrison and Tanner Herman, winners of Clay Lacy Scholarships; Tristan Sherman, recipient of the Morrey Plotkin Scholarship; Marcos Olivarez, Howard Drollinger Scholarship winner; Robert Peltekov, recipient of the Anton Acherman Scholarship; and Alejandro Robles, Noah Birnbaum, Evan Saracay and Simon Choo, winners of Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. Scholarships.

 

 

  Museum is closed for special events. 
Museum will re-open on Tuesday, October 8.
 
 

GALA IS SOLD OUT!
Flight Path Museum’s Annual Fundraising Gala: “A Global Affaire”
October 3, 2019, 5-9 pm

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This years’ fundraising gala, “A Global Affaire,” will be held in the pavilion on the tarmac at LAX, celebrating the glamour and excitement of flight around the world.

 The not-to-be missed event features keynote speaker Deborah Flint, CEO, Los Angeles World Airports, sharing an update on the exciting $14 billion LAX modernization program. Enjoy a reception, airfield bus tour, silent auction, raffle, dinner and presentation of student scholarships and Guiding Light Award.

Proceeds benefit the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center’s preservation of Southern California’s aviation and aerospace history and support the student scholarship programs.

 Reserve your tables, tickets or make a donation HERE

General $125; members $100. Buy a membership and save $25 on each ticket: http://flightpathmuseum.com/support-us/membership/

For more information, contact Gala co-chair Robert Acherman at robertacherman@aol.com or call 310-927-2127.

We look forward to seeing you!

 
   
     
 
Apollo at 50
 
  Flight Path Museum and Learning Center has unveiled a new display highlighting the achievements of America’s Apollo Moon-landing program. The display, titled “Apollo at 50” is a part of the museum’s Space Exploration Gallery and honors and explains the unique challenges and achievements of each of the crewed Apollo space missions.   
   
 

 

  .Flight Path Museum at LAX taps Heidi Brown for Board of Directors  
  South Bay realtor and former airline professional brings
wealth of fundraising experience
 
  LOS ANGELES – (Apr. 8, 2019) – Heidi Brown, a South Bay real estate professional and former airline flight attendant, was elected to the board of directors of the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center at Los Angeles International Airport during the board’s recent meeting.

Brown was previously employed as a flight attendant for 15 years with Pacific Southwest Airlines and U.S. Air, based in San Diego and Los Angeles. She served as lead flight attendant and participated in numerous airline public relations and marketing activities. Currently, Brown is a real estate associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. During eight years of service, she has achieved International President’s Circle and International Silver Circle, placing her among the top two percent of real estate agents nationwide.

“With Heidi’s impressive background not only in aviation, but in business, her expertise will be a tremendous asset to our board as we work towards our vision for a world class museum,” said Agnes Huff, PhD, Flight Path Museum president. “Her enthusiasm is contagious, and we welcome her involvement to help us grow our footprint in Southern California and continue to expand our educational and outreach programs.”

Brown also has been active in numerous charitable and community organizations, including the Palos Verdes Junior Women’s Club, Parent Teachers Association, Laker Wives, Lunada Bay Little League, Los Hermanos and the Palos Verdes High School football auxiliary. She is married, has two grown sons and resides in Rolling Hills Estates.

Flight Path Museum 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 more information, visit the website at www.flightpathmuseum.com or call (424) 646-7284.

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

 

 

     
  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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

Program to Spotlight Plans for LAX ‘People Mover’

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is developing an Automated People Mover (APM)  system to connect passengers from a new rent-a-car center to an intermodal transportation facility and then to the LAX Central Terminal Area.  The APM system currently is in the planning phases.

Flight Path will present an update on the project as part of the museum’s Speaker Series on Tuesday, June 27.  The program will begin at 10 a.m. at Flight Path in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles. Mark Waier,  Communications Director of Los Angeles World Airport, will speak. Admission and parking are free.

“We have basic information about the APM on display in the museum,” said Flight Path President Lynne Adelman. “But many of our visitors are eager to know more. This is why we have scheduled a special presentation as part of our Speaker Series.”

Current plans call for the APM system to be fully automated and grade separated from pedestrians and other vehicles. It will be designed for passengers with luggage.  It is intended to provide reliable access to the airport and ensure that passengers can get to their terminals quickly.  The anticipated completion date for the project is 2023.

 

 

 

NEW GALLERY SPOTLIGHTS SPACE EXPLORATION

 
  fp-space-galleryFlight Path is celebrating the recent opening of its new Space Exploration Gallery that spotlights the history and development of space flight.  The gallery showcases a colorful and informative timeline of space exploration history together with a number of important space artifacts, according to Flight Path President Lynne Adelman. Included is the flight suit of astronaut Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of the Endeavour and Atlantis space shuttles.
 
“We are very grateful for the support of General Chilton, The Aerospace Corporation and others who made possible this major addition to Flight Path’s educational program,” said Adelman.
 
The gallery includes colorful wall graphics and text, video presentations and artifact display cases, providing visitors of all ages with an educational and entertaining walk-through experience. Also, the Aero Club of Southern California’s Howard Hughes Memorial award trophy has been relocated to the new gallery. Spearheading development of the project was a museum committee headed by Col. Stephen Soukup (USAF-ret.) of the Flight Path Board of Directors.
 
“I’m so proud that Aerospace could be a part of it, “said Dr. Mailina Hills, vice president of Space Program Operations at The Aerospace Corporation.  “It is the corporation’s hope the next generation of scientists and engineers will be inspired by something they read, saw, or experienced right here at the Flight Path Museum.”
 
The new Space Exploration Gallery at Flight Path is available for visitors Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 3pm, except on major holidays. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact (424) 646-7284 or email flightpathguides@lawa.org/ .
 
     

 

FLIGHT PATH BOARD NAMES OFFICERS

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Lynne AdelmanLynne Adelman was elected president and board chair of Flight Path during a recent meeting of the nonprofit organization’s board of directors. Flight Path operates an aviation museum and learning center in the Imperial Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

Adelman, a resident of Westchester, is a longtime member of the board and its most recent vice president.  She first joined the museum staff as a volunteer and has directed major fundraising events. Adelman is a former airline flight attendant and passenger services manager and has been active in aviation and community organizations.

Other officers elected were Lori Keir of Westchester, vice president; Robert E. Smith of Hawthorne, chief financial officer and treasurer; and Agnes Huff of Playa del Rey, corporate secretary. Nancy Niles of Pacific Palisades is immediate past president. Continuing in office are Lee Nichols, Flight Path executive director, and Beverly Migliazzo, recording secretary.

Re-elected to new three-year terms on the board were Lynne Adelman, John Burke, Ethel Pattison and Robert Slusser.  Board members chairing standing committees are Ethel Pattison, museum operations; Vincent Migliazzo, flight simulator training programs; Robert Acherman, electronic communications; Barbara Keller, scholarships; and Lori Keir, awards. Other members are Rowena Ake, past president; Nissen Davis, Ron Kochevar, Bill Miller and Stephen Soukup.