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11th Annual Taste of Flight Gala, November 18, 2017

Join us for the 11th Annual Taste of Flight Gala at the Planes of Fame Air Museum on Saturday, November 18, 2017. It will be a night full of great food, pleasing libations, a fantastic Silent Auction, entertainment, and the presentation of the annual Planes of Fame Air Museum Achievement in Aviation Award, all for the benefit of the Museum’s Aviation Discovery Program.

A Worthy Cause
The Aviation Discovery Program is our school field trip program.   It provides aviation-related instruction and hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM) topics.  All in line with State of California Educational Standards. 

Monies raised will improve our current education modules and allow us to develop new modules.  It will provide an upgrade to the Aviation Discovery Center and let us acquire new classroom space.  And it will launch the Museum’s School Bus Grant program to assist schools with the expense of transportation.

Delicious Food, Fine Wine, Outstanding Brews, Entertainment, and our 1st annual Student Art Contest.
Delectable tastings from some of the finest local area restaurants and premiere caterers are complemented with varieties of lovely wines, craftsman-style beers, perfected spirits and other beverages.  Enjoy a local favorite or experience a new taste sensation.

Acclaimed musician, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Steve Oliver will perform many of his Billboard Contemporary Jazz hits as well as his take on pop, rock, Latin and world music standards.

We’ve invited grade school students (1st through 6th) from throughout Southern California to submit an aviation-themed drawing, painting, or illustration and win valuable prizes.  This is your chance to judge the finalists in our 1st Annual Student Art Contest.

Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Aviation
Capping the night’s events will be the presentation of the annual Planes of Fame Achievement in Aviation Award. Each year, we present this award to individuals who exemplify the best that aviation has to offer. For 2017, we’re focusing on two individuals who dedicated their lives to inspiring others to the magic and wonder of flight.

Sean D. Tucker
is the preeminent aerobatic flyer in the world. For over 40 years he has delighted and entertained millions with his aerial dance in the sky. As the longtime Chair of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program, Sean has worked tirelessly to introduce and inspire millions of young people to aviation.

Robert “Bob” Hoover
was considered by many to have been, “the greatest pilot that ever lived.” As a distinguished veteran, test pilot, and an Air Show pilot, Bob’s contributions to aviation have inspired generations. Planes of Fame will say goodbye by remembering this past recipient of the Achievement in Aviation Award.

Get Your Tickets Now
Each year, the event sells out, so get your tickets now by clicking here.

And we look forward to seeing you November 18, 2017 at the Planes of Fame Air Museum’s 11th Annual Taste of Flight Gala.  Doors open at 5pm.


      1. Can I purchase a ticket over the phone or via mail?

The Online Gift Shop is the quickest and easiest way to purchase your ticket(s). However, if you prefer by phone or mail, please call 909-597-3722 ext 120. You can also mail a ticket request to Liz Esparza c/o Planes of Fame Air Museum 14998 Cal Aero Drive. Chino, CA 91710

      2. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, you must be over 21 years old to attend Taste of Flight.

      3. Is there a dress code?

We encourage Business Casual attire.

      4. Where can I park?

Free parking is available in the Museum's parking lot. Overflow parking is also available across Cal Aero Drive.

      5. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Brian Finnegan: Phone: 909-597-3722, ext. 108, email: Brian Finnegan or Liz Esparza: Phone: 909 597-3722, ext. 120, email: Liz Esparza


​If you would like to Sponsor an amount not listed in the Sponsorship Opportunities, please​ contact Liz Esparza at 909-597-3722 x120.

For More Information, Download Our Sponsorship Packet Now.

If you can't attend the 11th Annual Taste of Flight, but would like to make a donation, please contact the Gift Shop at 909-597-3722 (preferred) or Liz Esparza at 909-597-3722 x120.

Hotel Accommodations
If you need hotel accommodations, Planes of Fame Air Museum has made special arrangements for Taste of Flight attendees with the Ayres Hotel in Chino Hills, CA. Click on the hotel logo below to contact the hotel.  Telephone them directly and mention Planes of Fame or Taste of Flight for a discount and to prearrange shuttle service if needed.