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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.

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


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:

For more information, contact Gala co-chair Robert Acherman at 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’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.



  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



Flight Path Museum Speaker Series Presents”Aviatrix” a Documentary Screening of the First Chinese American Female Pilot Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, August 22, 2017

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  Flight Path Museum will host a screening of the documentary “Aviatrix” The Story of Katherine Sui Fun Cheung with Director Ed Moy at 10 am on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Katherine was regarded as one of the first Chinese women to become a licensed pilot in the United States. Moy will introduce his documentary, the screening lasts 40 minutes and a Q & A session will follow.

As a teenager Katherine fell in love with flying when she immigrated to America. She dreamt of becoming a pilot but had to defy both racial and gender prejudices of the 1930’s to earn her license. She joined the Ninety-Nines, an all-women pilot’s club whose members include legend Amelia Earhart and lived her dream of becoming a daredevil stunt pilot performing at air shows and competing in air races.

The Beijing Air Force Aviation Museum proclaimed her “China’s Amelia Earhart” and opened an exhibit to commemorate her. Women in Aviation International inducted her into their Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum enshrined her as America’s first Asian aviatrix.

Flight Path Museum also recognized her milestones in aviation and she is one of only 51 people to have a bronze plaque embedded in the Flight Path Walk of Fame.

This program will begin promptly at 10 am at the Flight Path Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles 90045. Free admission and parking.




‘Career Couple’ to Recount Air Adventures


Thomas Lee was aboard the inaugural flight of the Boeing 747 in 1970 as well as the first flights of several other notable commercial aircraft. He and his wife Sally Glenn-Lee, also an aviation veteran, will speak at Flight Path on April 25.

  Inflight adventures from the historic DC-3 to the contemporary A-380 will be spotlighted during the Flight Path Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 25.  Thomas Lee and Sally Glenn-Lee, an aviation “career couple,” will speak.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. at the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles.   Admission and parking are free.

Sally Glenn-Lee’s presentation, “Adventures of Cabin Crews from the DC-3 Forward,” will draw on her extended career as an airline flight attendant, instructor and manager for numerous airlines. Her career began in an era when she and her co-workers were called stewardesses, were required to keep a trim figure, and had to defer marriage and family until their flying days were over.  

Thomas Lee, an engineer who designs aircraft cabins and their amenities, has titled his presentation, “Adventures of a World Record Holder on Inaugural Commercial Flights,” including the B-747, A-380, B-787, A-350 and the C-Series. Lee currently serves as vice-president at Zodiac Aerospace in Huntington Beach.

“This program promises to be both informative and entertaining,” said Flight Path President Lynne Adelman.  “The Lees will help us remember some very memorable days in airline and aviation history.”


Airport Police Program Opens 2017 Speaker Series

  The 2017 Flight Path Speaker Series kicks off on Tuesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. with a first-ever program spotlighting Los Angeles Airport Police, presented by Public Information Officer Rob Pedregon.  
“With more than 1,100 law enforcement and civilian personnel, Airport Police is one of the most significant and visible groups of airport employees,” said Flight Path President Lynne Adelman.  “Officer Pedregon will help us better understand their intensive training and varied responsibilities plus the special challenges they face in protecting the traveling public.”
Los Angeles Airport Police traces its origins back 70 years to 1946 when commercial airline operations were beginning at what is now LAX, following military control of the airport during World War II. The initial workforce included six armed officers and one supervisor.  The group expanded slowly over the years, with major growth occurring after the expanded “Jet Age” LAX central terminal complex opened in 1961.
Today’s officers not only are responsible for protecting the airport and its passengers, but also for working cooperatively on a daily basis with a number of other law enforcement agencies at LAX.  These include Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles Police Department and several more.

In addition to regular armed officers, Airport Police also includes approximately 400 unarmed security officers.  These officers handle traffic control, parking enforcement and certain airfield security duties.The February 28 presentation at Flight Path, like all Speaker Series programs, is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

Aviation Photographer to Open Exhibition

jean-christophe-dick_hd_01_v031Aviation photographer Jean-christophe Dick will introduce a collection of his innovative work during the Flight Path Speaker Series on Saturday, November 12, at 10 a.m. at the LAX Flight Path Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles. Admission and parking are free.

Dick, a licensed pilot, also has exhibited his photos at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, the Museum of Flight in Seattle, the Los Angeles Fine Arts Building and numerous other venues in Southern California and nationwide.  He received a first place photography award for his collection at the 2016 Beverly Hills Art Show.

The Speaker Series program will open a week-long exhibit of Dick’s work at Flight Path, according to Lynne Adelman, the museum’s president.  Public hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12,  and Tuesday through Friday, Nov. 15-19.  Flight Path is closed on Sunday and Monday.

“Mr. Dick’s work reflects the beauty of today’s aircraft, the airports that serve them, and the open skies where they fly,” said Adelman.  “He captures a spectacular drama of light and color in each of his photos.”

Following college graduation, Dick pursued flight training in Montreal and Santa Monica to qualify for his pilot certificate.  Combining this skill with a lifelong love of his camera, he has traveled six continents to build a unique collection of aviation-related photographs.  He also serves as a photographer and consultant to the HNTB Corp., a worldwide developer of airport improvement projects.