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Society for Aviation History

P.O. Box 5344, Petaluma, CA. 94955

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Our Next Meeting: February 3, 2024

Hollywood and Aviation: Maddux Airlines

Helene Maddux, Slim Gordon, Amelia Earhart, and Leo Carrillo. (Ryann Willis Collection)

Ryann Willis is the granddaughter of Jack Maddux, founder of Maddux Airlines, and first cousin to the late Arizona Senator John S. McCain. When her grandmother passed at age 99, Willis received a trove of never-before-seen photos and newspaper clippings associated with Maddux Airlines. Using this material, she has finished a book on the airline and will present a segment of this information titled "Hollywood and Aviation" at our Feb. 3, 2024 meeting.

"Hollywood and Aviation" looks at the Roaring 20's relationship between motion picture stars and the fledgling airline business and draws upon the Maddux family photo collection to illustrate the adventure, glamour, romance, and thrills of early commercial air travel. Stars and Hollywood moguls such as Will Rogers, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford, Wallace Beery, and many other notables are including in the family photo collection.

Join Ryann Willis and your fellow SAH members on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, for this entertaining program.

**COVID Precautions**

The meeting will be conducted under the local COVID restrictions as mandated on the day of the meeting. Please be prepared to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination.

Date/Time: February 3, 2024

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mountain View, CA (Not Moffett Field)

Cost: Member - $42 per person.

Non-Member - $47 per person.


Buffet Entrees include:

BBQ Beef Brisket,

BBQ Ribs, and

BBQ Chicken

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Sides include:
Potato Salad, Beans, Mac & Cheese, Green Salad and garlic bread

Fountain soft drinks also included

***No bar at this location. Beer and wine can be purchased separately***

No doggie bags. Please do not arrive before 11:15 a.m. as the venue will not be ready.

Select from the small arrows on the right near the price and click on the "Add to Cart" button below to make reservations via PayPal or see below for check instructions.

           BBQ Buffet

At the request of our bank, please make checks payable to Society for Aviation History (not SAH). Please send your check to our NEW ADDRESS: SAH, P.O. Box 5344, Petaluma, CA. 94955

RSVP: Reservations must be received by Tuesday, January 30. No menu choice is required for this lunch.

Note: If you can't make it and have already placed your reservation, we must receive notice by January 30 or we will be unable to give you a refund. Reservations made after January 30, or arriving without a reservation will cost $50. You must pay to attend.

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