The Flight Path Learning Center and Museum at Los Angeles International Airport recently honored a group of local volunteers for its role in operating the center.

More than 30 residents of Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and other nearby communities were recognized during an appreciation dinner at Flight Path in the LAX Imperial Terminal. The volunteers staff the museum’s public galleries, build exhibits, keep records and prepare for special events.

Honored were Jorge Chavez, Judy Christian, Fylis Deto, John Eckberg, Duke Ellington, Steve Garrison, Allen Hess, Steve Koyama, Bob Pehl, Reni Soukup, Nick Suncin and Ron Williams.

“Our volunteers bring us a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Flight Path President Rowena Ake. “Most of them are aviation professionals and all of them are dedicated to preserving our air heritage for future generations.”

Ake also commended the volunteer service of the museum’s board of directors, including Ethel Pattison and Vince Migliazzo, vice presidents; John Garstka, chief financial officer; Jo Ann Hudspeth, treasurer; and Nancy Niles, corporate secretary.

Other board members honored include Robert Acherman, Lynne Adelman, Jean-Luc Beghin, John Burke, Nissen Davis, Seymour Kahn, Lori Keir, Barbara Keller, John Killen, David Lyon, Patrick McPolin (emeritus), Bruce Orriss, Morris Plotkin (emeritus), Fred Reeves, Robert Slusser, Alan Wayne and Beverly Migliazzo, recording secretary.

The event additionally recognized Flight Path Executive Director Lee Nichols, director of volunteers Ann Proctor, airport liaison Shirley Hoffmann and community relations staff members Marilyn Costigan, Eleanor Ginsberg, Marie Happ, Diane Miller, Dauna Semon, Mimi Salagy, Sandy Launius, Jaqi Rascon and Lupe Burke, who assist at the museum.

Flight Path is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Westchester. Admission and parking are free.

Information, (424) 646-7284, or www.flightpath.us.

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