Carlana Stone, a paraplegic pilot, Emmy-winning Miami TV producer/reporter, and author of the book, “From Wheels to Wings,” will be the guest speaker at a dinner meeting Tuesday, May 19th, at the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum at Los Angeles International Airport.

The event is sponsored by the Southern California Aeronautic Association and the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Stone, who lost the use of both legs at age 17 in a traffic accident, will discuss how, “through determination and grit,” she freed herself from a wheelchair to become a pilot, skydiver and certified scuba diver, according to the aeronautic association.

Stone’s life story has inspired audiences nationwide, an association spokesperson said.

For more information about Stone, www.couragecommunity.org/.

The event, which is open to the public, will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. May 19th, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m.

The Flight Path Learning Center and Museum is at 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Westchester. Parking is free. For reservations, http://may2009carlanastone.eventbrite.com/, or (800) 683-2422.

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