By Mary Grady, Contributing editor
The Lindbergh Foundation marks its 35th anniversary on Friday, May 18, with a gala event at the Explorers Club in New York, featuring special guest speakers Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Gene Cernan, and airshow legend Bob Hoover. "I can't think of a more compelling roster of speakers to help us celebrate our anniversary," said Larry Williams, chairman. "All of them encourage us to remember the significance of the contributions made by Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh to our lives today, 85 years after the historic New York-to-Paris flight." A few tickets are still available for the black-tie event, Williams told AVweb this week, at a suggested donation of $1,000 each.
Reeve Lindbergh also will join the speaker roster, Williams said, citing her own personal recollections about her parents' work and the importance of the foundation in carrying on their vision. The foundation works to promote the use of innovative technology to help address aviation's environmental challenges, offering award programs, Lindbergh Grants that support promising and creative technologies, and public education through its newsletters, website, symposiums, forums, and workshops. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with Williams at Sun 'n Fun in March; click here for that podcast. For tickets to the event, call (763) 576-1596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.