Hall of Fame Gala Celebration

Hall of Fame Gala Celebration - Saturday, October 23rd

Join us on Saturday, October 23rd, as we honor the accomplishments of famed air and space pioneers. They are the innovators, the scientists, the aviators, the engineers, the explorers who positively influenced the technologies we now take for granted. They made a difference in the lives of others and are the examples for our future generations to emulate. Don't miss this evening of a lifetime!

Class of 2010:

Harrison Ford - Award-winning actor and licensed airplane and helicopter pilot. Spokesperson for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association promoting the role of general aviation in the broader U.S. Transportation industry. He served as honorary chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program. Aviation Ambassador!

Alan Bean - Lunar Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, the fourth person to walk on the moon. Commanded a 59-day mission to Skylab, America’s first space station. He has devoted his post-NASA career to capturing his experiences walking on the moon in oil paintings. 

Joe Clark - Founder of Jet Air, the first Learjet dealership in the Northwest. He also co-founded Aviation Partners Boeing and introduced the Gulfstream II to blended winglet technology. Today, thousands of aircraft are outfitted with blended winglets. 

Theodore Gildred & Ambassador Gildred - Inspired by Lindbergh’s epic 1927 flight, Theodore Gildred flew from San Diego on March 13, 1931, beginning a 19-day 4200 mile goodwill flight to South America. Exactly 50 years later, his son, Ambassador Gildred, recreated his father’s flight in a 1943 Stinson Reliant from the Museum’s collection.

Linden Blue - Served on active duty with the USAF Strategic Air Command. Vice-Chairman of General Atomics in San Diego. He is also managing director of Spectrum Aeronautical, which designs and develops high technology business jets.

Si Robin - Developed antennas and other military parts at Douglas Aircraft. Today he is the owner of Sensor Systems and his company manufactures over 250 types of antennas, are installed on thousands of aircraft throughout the world. 

Robert Mitchell - After serving as an aircraft apprentice in the Royal Air Force, he was selected to attend the RAF College, Cranwell. He joined Northrop Grumman in 1999 with the acquisition of Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, where he served as president. He retired from Northrop Grumman in December 2009. 

Steve Fossett - Was an American businessman, aviator, sailor and adventurer; the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor and as a solo fixed-wing aircraft pilot.

Meet these legends of air and space for an evening of extraordinary recognition and fun, as you're provided a personally experiential peek into each honoree's life.

Time: 5:00 pm - VIP (meet the honorees) Reception
6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Program

Location: San Diego Air & Space Museum Pavilion of Flight

Attire: Black tie optional

Gala Pricing:

VIP Reception and Dinner (Per Seat) $375
Reception and Dinner (Per Seat) $275
VIP Reception and Dinner (Table of 10) $3750
Reception and Dinner (Table of 10) $2750

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