“There are old pilots, there are bold pilots, but you’ll never find an old, bold pilot.” Not true in Alaska! In celebration of the centennial of flight in Alaska, Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Aviation Museum are bringing together “old school” bush pilots to tell their boldest stories to compete to be the Boldest Pilot in Alaska. Pilots include: Bill Brooks, Jorgy Jorgenson, Lavelle and Dick Betz, Orin Seybert, Orin Hudson, Stu Ramstad, Dick Reeve (son of Bob Reeve), John Spaulding and Chuck Lastufka.
- May 16
- 6-9 p.m.
- Alaska Aviation Museum
- BBQ dinner, cash bar for wine and beer and raffle drawings.
Tickets range in price $25 for members of Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, $30 for the general public and $40 for VIP tickets, which include a private meet-and-greet cocktail hour in the retired Alaska Airlines 737 Jet on site. (Meet and Greet: 5-6 p.m.) $10 for kids 12 and under.
Proceeds from this event benefit both the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and Alaska Public Media.
Tickets will be available at the door – 4721 Aircraft Drive on Lake Hood.
Alaska Public Media Headquarters
Join us at KSKA for our Summer Party on Saturday, June 8 from 3 to 10 pm – with live, local music starting at 4 p.m. from Dan Mac Quintet, High Lonesome Sound, Bootleg Brown and Super Saturated Sugar Strings. Everyone’s invited to enjoy the hot dogs and live music. You can bring a lawn chair or even ride your bike. Celebrate YOUR public radio and television station at the Summer Party, on Saturday June 8. There will be fun for the whole family, and kids are welcome.
Photo by Clark J. Mishler Photography
- 7:00 p.m.
- Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
- Tickets on Sale May 1, $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers
Melissa Block is a 28-year veteran of NPR and has been hosting All Things Considered since 2003, after nearly a decade as an NPR correspondent.
Frequently reporting from communities in the center of the news, Block was in Chengdu, China, preparing for a weeklong broadcast when a massive earthquake struck the region in May 2008. Immediately following the quake, Block, along with co-host Robert Siegel and their production team, traveled throughout Sichuan province to report extensively on the destruction and relief efforts. Their riveting coverage aired across all of NPR’s programs and was carried on major news organizations around the world. In addition, the reporting was recognized with the industry’s top honors including a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, a National Headliner Award and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award.
Throughout her career, Block has covered major news events for NPR ranging from on-the-scene reporting from the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the days following Hurricane Katrina to a series from Texas gauging the impact of the Iraq War on the surrounding communities. Her reporting after the September 11, 2001 attacks was part of coverage that earned NPR a George Foster Peabody Award. Block’s reporting from Kosovo in 1999 was cited among stories for which NPR News won an Overseas Press Club Award.
If you have any questions about the events listed above please contact our Special Events Director, Sonya Wellman at 907-550-8432 or swellman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org
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