Generally, I don't write about local events, but this one is so special I'm making an exception. Get yourself however you can to San Carlos, California on November 9 for a night to remember. That's the night the Aero Club of Northern California will honor air show pilot Captain Julie Clark at their annual Crystal Eagle Award dinner. And it's all for charity. Tickets just cover the price of dinner, but the Silent Auction...well that's where the action is at. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Anyone who's an air show fan probably knows Julie Clark. But if not, go to Julie's web site for all the details about this wonderful lady. She was one of the early female airline pilots and she now spends her time flying air shows. And if you attend the dinner, you can say hello to this remarkable pilot.
But don't just say hello...bring your checkbook! The silent auction will have lots of great aviation headsets, avionics, training materials, AvGas, Oil, rides in interesting airplanes and seaplanes and other things only a pilot could love! Silent auction items were donated by many of the nationally known aviation companies plus lots of local companies too. Last year, the silent auction raised over $7,000, funding the three $2000 scholarships that will be awarded at the dinner to college students in Bay area aviation programs.
To get a flavor for what's been called the premier aviation event in the Bay area, check out this video from the 2011 dinner.
You can print the dinner reservation form and mail it in. Sorry, no reservations at the door! Dinner is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. And you can join as a member to get the discount. Dinner includes wine and beer.
Come join us for a night to remember!