The San Francisco Aeronautical Society (SFAS) is excited to announce its 2023 gala dinner, Pan Am on Film, celebrating the extensive collection of moving image media from the Pan American World Airways company archives, and the exciting effort to preserve it for the public benefit.

The collection, which dates from the 1920s to the 1980s, showcases the use of film to portray the vitality of commercial aviation. An alliance of the Pan Am Historical Foundation and the SFAS is underway to raise funds and provide technical support for the long-term survival of this important historical archive with the goal of placing the preserved collection at SFO Museum.

This year’s Gala also pays tribute to Achievement in Aviation Award recipient, Edward S. Trippe, Chairman of the Pan Am Historical Foundation, and the son of Juan Trippe, founder of Pan Am.

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Proceeds from the Gala Dinner will enable SFAS to continue its efforts to preserve the history of aviation through educational programs and acquisition of artifacts for the permanent collection at SFO Museum.

Looking forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you!