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Summer Programs Focus on War Valor, Air Victuals

fp airline memorabilia larry underhill

This TWA memorabilia, part of the Flight Path collection, is a reminder of elegant food service sometimes offered to travelers through the years by various airlines. Richard Foss, South Bay journalist, will present, “The History of Food in Flight,” as part of the Flight Path Speaker Series on September 22 at 10 a.m.
(Photo by Larry Underhill).

Flight Path’s summer schedule includes another program in the popular Flight Path Speaker Series as well as a special exhibition paying tribute to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.The Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, September 22, at 10 a.m. with Richard Foss headlining the program.  His topic, “The History of Food in Flight,” will survey the often mixed results of airline attempts over the years to satisfy hungry travelers with fare ranging from pretzels to prime rib.  Foss, a South Bay resident, is familiar to may local residents as a news reporter and commentator.

A collection of memorabilia from the famed Flying Tigers of World War II will be on display at Flight Path from August 5 to 19. Dr. Pedro Chan, an internationally recognized authority on the Flying Tigers, has collected the items and made them available for this special exhibition.

The Flying Tigers were a group of volunteer American aviators who helped defend China from Japanese aggression during World War II. Following the war, members of the group founded The Flying Tiger Line, an all-cargo commercial air carrier which was based for many years at Los Angeles International Airport. The Flying Tiger Line later became part of Federal Express.

Dr. Chan has exhibited his collection of World War II Flying Tigers memorabilia in Washington, D.C., and at several U.S. military bases. He also serves as an adviser to the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor, the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles and the Flying Tigers Historical Organization.

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Upcoming Events
Aug
5
Wed
11:00 am Photo Exhibit Opening “Flying Tigers of World War II” @ Flight Path Museum & Learning Center
Photo Exhibit Opening “Flying Ti… @ Flight Path Museum & Learning Center
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm
Opening of August 5 – 19 Photo Exhibit -”Flying Tigers of World War II” Note that the museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Sep
22
Tue
10:00 am Speaker Series: “Food in Flight” @ Flight Path Learning Center & Museum
Speaker Series: “Food in Flight” @ Flight Path Learning Center & Museum
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
South Bay journalist Richard Foss surveys the turbulent “History of Food in Flight,” airlines satisfying and sometimes disappointing hungry travelers.
Oct
1
Thu
5:00 pm Flight Path Gala 20 “Flying Into The Future: Celebrating Two Decades”
Flight Path Gala 20 “Flying Into…
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flight Path Gala 20 “Flying Into The Future: Celebrating Two Decades” Save The Date
Dec
5
Sat
10:00 am Speaker Series: “Space Satellites – Part 2″ @ Free
Speaker Series: “Space Satellite… @ Free
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Revisiting a popular subject of the 2014 Speaker Series, project engineer Phil Pressel provides more fascinating details on the development of U.S. reconnaissance satellites.

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