Museum to celebrate Earhart’s birthday

Earhart in Hawaii.

HONOLULU — The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will celebrate Amelia Earhart’s 118th birthday with a “Happy Birthday, Amelia!” party, offering free admission to visitors dressed in period aviation costumes, Friday, July 24. Free admission will also apply to accompanying family members, as well.

Visitors will be able to view the museum’s “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii” photo exhibit donated by Matson Corporation, enjoy free birthday cake and refreshments, and meet “Amelia” and members of The Aloha Chapter of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, of which Earhart was the first president. [Read more…]

Alaska Aviation Museum’s Hall of Fame gala a fabulous success

Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame honoring Oren Hudson and George Pappas.In this image Leigh Morrison gives 2015 Hall of Fame recipient Oren Hudson a kiss in front of his Grumman Widgeon.

By ROB STAPLETON

In its most successful Aviation Hall of Fame to date, the Alaska Aviation Museum honored Oren Hudson, George Pappas, and Frank Dorbandt at the Wings of Freedom Hangar at Merrill Field on March 26 in Anchorage. About 300 people attended the event, which included a sit-down dinner and live and silent auctions.

“This is by far the most successful Hall of Fame that the museum has ever produced, “said Shari Hart, executive director of the museum. “We owe a big thanks to board president Chuck Miller and past president Bill Odom and all of our sponsors and donors who supported this fundraiser for the museum.” [Read more…]