Vintage aircraft from aviation’s golden era will be featured Wednesday, October 5th, when Los Angeles International Airport’s Flight Path Museum salutes aviator and filmmaker Howard Hughes.
Wednesday is the centennial of Hughes’ birth.
A reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner and a video of clips highlighting Hughes’ interest in aviation and movies.
The museum is at 6661 Imperial Highway, on the south side of the airport in Westchester.
Tickets are $80 per person and free parking is available.
Proceeds will benefit Flight Path, a nonprofit organization that operates the museum in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the City of Los Angeles agency that manages LAX.
The salute to Hughes is also Flight Path’s ninth annual fundraising gala.
“We will have a restored DC-3 aircraft, the type flown by Hughes’ Trans World Airlines,” said Flight Path president Rowena Ake.
“We also hope to have Lockheed C-40 Lodestar and Electra aircraft at the event.
“Hughes flew both types, setting a round-the-world record in the C-40.”
The C-40 flight broke a world record in 1938.
Hughes is also famous for the Spruce Goose airplane his company built in a hangar that is now in Playa Vista and the films The Outlaw starring Jane Russell and Hell’s Angels starring Jean Harlow.
The Flight Path Museum features a variety of aviation memorabilia, including airline pilot and flight attendant uniforms, aircraft models, and photos.
Information, (310) 215-5291.