Benefit dinner at Candler Field, Mar. 20

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The Candler Field Museum, located just south of Atlanta in Williamson, Ga., will host its second annual benefit dinner on Mar. 20.  The program will feature Major General Pat Halloran, USAF (retired) who will relate his flying experiences in both the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and the Lockheed U-2 spy planes. Major Halloran was one of the first pilots to fly the U-2 and the SR-71.  He logged more than 600 hours in the SR-71 and over 1,600 hours in the U-2.  His distinguished career also includes 100 combat missions flying in F-84s during the Korean War.

The dinner will be held at the Candler Field Museum with live music and a social hour beginning at 6 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the formal program beginning at 8 p.m. Dress is business casual. The donation requested for the dinner and program is $50 per person. The proceeds will be designated to build the next museum hangar – the Doug Davis Hangar.  Davis built the first hangar on the original Atlanta Airport that bore the name Candler Field until 1946. The original Doug Davis hangar was constructed in 1925.

The Candler Field Museum recreates the original Candler Field as it existed during the late 1920s. Tickets may be purchased online at www.peachstateaero.com or you may call 770-467-9490.