The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Flight Path Learning Center and Museum will celebrate Southern California’s trade and travel leadership with a benefit Wednesday, October 10th, in the Imperial Terminal on the airport’s south perimeter.

Themed “Gateway to the Pacific,” the event includes a reception scheduled at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at 7 p.m. More than 400 guests are expected to attend.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $90 each, or a table of ten is $1,000.

Reservations are available by calling (310) 215-5291.

The museum is a joint venture of the Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California, a nonprofit community group organized in 1995 to develop and promote the museum, and Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates LAX. The salute is Flight Path’s 11th annual fundraiser.

Emphasizing Flight Path’s educational mission, each gala features presentation of the Clay Lacy and Charles “Pete” Conrad scholarships to students planning careers in aviation or aerospace.

This year’s event also salutes Venice-Westchester American Legion Post 177 and its support of the museum’s flight simulator training program.

The gala, featuring KFWB news reporter Pete Demetriou as emcee, will spotlight the leadership of Southern California in Pacific Rim trade and travel, according to Flight Path president Rowena Ake. Guests will have an opportunity to tour static aircraft on display, view aviation memorabilia and dance to big band music.

The Flight Path museum, at 6661 Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, features an array of memorabilia, including current and vintage aircraft models, airline pilot and flight attendant uniforms and classic photos of aviation pioneers and airport history.