Join us Friday evening, October 26, 2018, for our elegant signature fundraising event, “Champions of Flight.” The first-ever Champions of Flight award will honor Bob Gilliland, the chief “Skunk Works” test pilot who in 1964 piloted the first successful flight of the futuristic SR-71 Blackbird at Southern California’s Edwards Air Force Base. To this day, the SR-71 holds the distinction of being the world’s fastest air-breathing, manned aircraft! Bob Gilliland would go on to log more test flight hours at Mach 3 than any other pilot in the world.
Proceeds will support the museum’s facilities, programs and exhibits for the community to appreciate now and for generations to follow. This fundraising event takes place Friday, October 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Event Tickets cost $75 per person, or $600 for a table of eight, with special discounts for Museum members. To purchase tickets beginning in September, please visit www.marchfield.org/upcoming-events or call our ticket order line 951-902-5182 Tuesday-Sunday during business hours.