Glacier Girl day at the Planes of Fame Museum - March 31, 2007 - Chino, California

Planes of Fame Air Museum is planning two very special events for Saturday, March 31st. P-38 ‘Glacier Girl’ will be here at the Museum as she is prepared for her trans-Atlantic flight this summer. Her owner has graciously offered her services to help raise funds for the new Hands-On Aviation Education Center we are building here at Planes of Fame. The first event starts at 11:00 am when, weather permitting, Steve Hinton will fly P-38 ‘Glacier Girl’ for the crowd. Glacier Girl merchandise will also be available for sale and all proceeds will benefit the Education Center.

The second event at the end of the day offers a very special sponsorship opportunity and a more complete look at Glacier Girl. For as little as $250, a sponsor can see Glacier Girl fly again, accompanied by the Museum’s P-38, ‘23 Skidoo.’ This flight of two P-38s will be followed by an elegant dinner and a presentation by Bob Cardin, the man in charge of the expedition to pull Glacier Girl out of the ice and restore her to flight. A live auction of terrific items is planned as well.

So not only will it be a fabulous evening, all funds raised will bring the Hands-On Aviation Education Center at Planes of Fame to fruition! The Museum has received a large grant for construction from The Ahmanson Foundation as well as funds from the Wathen and Wolf Foundations for the wind tunnel and air traffic control tower displays. We hope to raise enough on March 31st to finish the Center and have it up and running by next Fall.

The Center will have hands on equipment to help teachers explain many basic scientific and mathematical principles. There will be a fully operational wind tunnel so the students can test for themselves the principles of flight. A fully interactive flight/air traffic control tower simulator will give students a chance to experience the challenge of flying high performance aircraft or just bringing one in to land. The calculations for these ‘trips’ give students a chance to use their math skills in a real world situation. Aviation history will be brought to life through stories of people who participated in the actual events. Much more will be offered to the children if we can just raise the funds to make it happen.

We would greatly appreciate your help to make this center a reality. Our Presenting Sponsor is The Landecena Family Foundation. Our Dinner Sponsor is Image Interiors. The remaining levels of sponsorship open are:

GOLD SPONSOR - $5,000.
A Gold Sponsor will receive:
1. One table of 10 for dinner with reserved seating.
2. Acknowledgement on the Gold Banner at the event.
3. One P-40 Warhawk or P-51 Mustang Flight.
4. Opportunity to tour the Educational Center and Museum.
5. One year’s museum membership for you and your guests.

A Silver Sponsor will receive:
1. One table of 10 for dinner with reserved seating.
2. Acknowledgement on the Silver Banner at the event.
3. One Stearman Flight.
4. Opportunity to tour the Educational Center and Museum.

Put together a table with your friends and enjoy a trip through aviation history with P-38 ‘Glacier Girl’ that can only be found at Planes of Fame. Only a limited amount of individual seats remain, so contact the Museum as soon as possible to reserve your experience! And remember, a portion of your sponsorship is tax deductible. Contact Planes of Fame for more details or to reserve your seat or table at 909-597-3722.

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