Monthly Dinner Special Guest Speaker
March 5th, 2014
Hughes Aircraft Co, Retired, Pres. & COO
No Host Bar Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Ken Richardson retired in 1991 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hughes Aircraft Company. He served for forty years in key technical and management positions. As President, Richardson directed the operations of 80,000 employees with 12,000 products and annual sales over $12 billion. This aerospace firm was one of the top ten US defense contractors, ranked world-first in military electronics, and was the largest private employer in California and in Arizona.
Richardson received a BS in Mechanical Engineering magna cum laude from Tufts University, an MSME cum laude from USC, and MBA from UCLA and the UCLA Executive Program Certificate. He has received many public honors and awards, including Alumnus of the Year from three Universities. He has been on the Tufts board of trustees and five charitable organizations, and wrote Hughes After Howard -The Story of Hughes Aircraft Company.
Ken resides with his wife Charlotte in Santa Barbara, California. He was born in Hawaii, raised two sons and enjoys four grandchildren. A diverse recreational life included competitive football and swimming, surfing, scuba diving, backpacking, yacht sailing, private flying, and world travel.
View pictures from March dinner click here.
Dinner is catered and open to the public ($17/person), reservations are required prior to 6 p.m., Monday prior to dinner, either On-line HERE or call 805 296-1935 (New Number).
Museum Docents Make it all Happen!
Estrella Warbirds Museum relies on an outstanding cast of volunteer docents to help run the museum, the gift shop, the automobile display.
It's a great place to make new friends and meet people from all over the world that stop by Paso Robles to visit the museum!
If you would like to volunteers a few hours each month, or week, let us know. We would love to meet you! Stop by the museum or find more information here.
Bobby Unser to be Special Guest at WWW6!
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One of the greatest names in racing history is coming to Paso Robles on May 10th, to participate in our 6th Warbirds Wings and Wheels event.
Bobby worked his way up the ranks the hard way, plenty of dirt tracks and a lead foot on the gas pedal! Thirteen times he was the fastest up Pikes Peak, 4 times he was the International Race of Champions winner (IROC), 49 times he held the pole position in Indy race cars and three times he took home the winners trophy as the Indy 500 champion.
You can read more about Warbirds Wings & Wheels 6 and Bobby Unser by clicking here.
Wouldn't it be cool to see the very vehicle that Bobby Unser drove to win the 1981 Indy 500 race? You'll get your chance. The Woodland Auto Display is bringing the 1981 Penske PC9B Norton Sprint Indy Car for display during the upcoming Warbirds Wings & Wheels 6 event in May. This could be your only chance to see both Bobby Unser and the car he drove at the same time! There will be plenty of time for autographs and a chance to chat with this world renowned race driver. Get more details on the car (and WWW6) here!
Museum Celebrates Volunteers!
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One of the things we love the most at Estrella Warbirds Museum are the volunteers! They are so good to us and we can't thank them enough! On Sunday, February 9th, the museum hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for the docents, restoration crew members, gift shop workers, cooks, cleaners, picker-uppers and setter straighters, plus all those who work in the background to help grow the museum. It is only through the volunteer support that the museum has survived and thrived for over 24 years! Thanks again, for a job well done!
View pictures from Appreciation dinner click here.