NEWS & EVENTS
Amway China Incentive Gala
On Friday, February 1, 1600 very happy Amway China business incentive guests celebrated at their annual awards gala at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. “The event was a spectacular success and a first of this magnitude for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor,” said Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff.
The festivities included a tour of the Museum, an outdoor cocktail party, and a gala dinner and show in the Museum’s 87,000 sq. ft. historic Hangar 79. EventWorks, Inc. of Los Angeles was the meeting planner. Gourmet cuisine for the evening was catered by Chef Chai of Honolulu.
Among those attending were Governor Neil Abercrombie and the Museum’s Chairman of the Board ADM Ron Hays.
More information available here.
Arrival of the F-5A
A Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter joined the collection at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The F-5A was a lightweight, low maintenance, single-seat fighter designed and built by Northrop in the 1950s. Although it never became a fighter aircraft for the U.S., Northrop exported hundreds of F-5As around the world during the 1960s and 1970s to U.S. allies.
The Museum’s F-5A Freedom Fighter was donated by Chuck Thornton, president of Thornton Aircraft Company. It joins the Museum’s growing collection of 35+ historic aircraft. Shipping was provided by Matson. For more information on the history of the F-5A click here.
F4B-4 Move from Honolulu International Airport
A full scale Boeing F4B-4 replica that has been at Honolulu International Airport for the past 6+ years is now at its new home at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
The aircraft had some damage to the wing structure which will be repaired in the Restoration Shop in Hangar 79. The F4B-1 was the sucessor of the Boeing F2B/F3B naval fighters. The last F4Bs/P-12s were phased out of service in 1941.