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Liz Ruth

NASA Research Pilot for SOFIA



Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy


View pictures from February dinner and speakers click here.

Dinner is catered and open to the public ($20/person), reservations are required prior to 6 p.m., Monday prior to dinner, either
On-line HERE or
call 805 296-1935

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March Monthly Dinner
Wednesday, Mar 7th, 2018
No Host Bar 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

For the March meeting we will have two speakers from the 99s in SLO. Dr. Grace Crittenden will talk about the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the 99s and then introduce Liz Ruth. Grace will speak about the of the 99s organization and her flying experience. She is a local doctor of internal medicine in SLO. Grace is also a shared pardner of a Cessna aircraft and organizes the 99s monthly fly-ins."

Liz started her flying career as an Air Force pilot, then left the service after two tours to fly for United Airlines. She flew for United on domestic and international routes for 16 years and left to raise three girls. Liz now works part time as a NASA Research Pilot flying the (SOFIA) Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Boeing B-747 at the Armstrong Research Center in Palmdale, California. It's her dream job! A recent interview with Liz Ruth can be found here.



Now is the time to mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and set your TV to the Velocity Channel where once again, the museum will receive 30 minutes of national fame. This year's guest host of Warbirds Wings & Wheels 10, Dennis Gage, will be featuring the Woodland Auto Display on his long running TV series, "My Classic Car"!


The promo for this episode is running on My Classic Car's website ahead of this weekend’s premiere on Velocity. It’s really good! The cars just look amazing!!

Showtimes are as follows:

  • It will premiere on Velocity on Saturday, Feb 24 at 8:30 am ET.
  • It will then air on NBC Sports Network on Wednesday, Mar 7 at 12:30 pm ET.
  • It will also air on MAVTV on Friday, Mar 23 at 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm ET, and on Sunday, Mar 25 at 9:00 am & 12:00 pm ET.
  • With additional overnight airings on MAVTV on Monday, Mar 26 at 4:00 am ET and Monday Apr 2 at 3:30 am ET.
  • It will air again on all networks six months from the original dates.
  • It will also be airing on both MAVTV and WildTV in Canada around those same dates altho I don’t know exactly when.
  • Rev’n (an over-the-air network) will also run the episode numerous times throughout the year (and into eternity) on a random schedule.
  • After it airs on Velocity, it will also be available on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MyClassicCarTV
  • It will live there forever too.


Dennis Gage to be Special Guest of Honor at WWW -10

Dennis Gage

Dennis Gage is no stranger to Estrella Warbirds Museum. As the host of nationally syndicated auto TV show, "My Classic Car", he was on hand to film Warbirds Wings & Wheels 8 in 2016. In May, 2018, Dennis will be returning to Estrella Warbirds Museum for our Tenth Anniversary Warbirds Wings & Wheels event as the Special Guest of Honor. He will be appearing during the Friday night dinner & dance prior to the car show and will be on hand to greet people and sign autographs. It time to start growing those handlebar mustaches now!

More information on WWW 10 can be found here.