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WMoF Celebrity Series: Mach Busters

Ever use the phrase, “The speaker, a bestselling author, could really paint a picture with his words”. Well, this month’s Celebrity Speaker Mike Machat can do both. He is a bestselling author & prized artists with his legendary paintings. After you heard that author, did you also say, “He told us a lot of the behind the scenes & not-in-the-book stuff”. Again Machat fills that scenario too.

Machat is a USAF veteran who was stationed with the NSA in Washington, D. C. He will share many of the fascinating details of the challenges & scientific discoveries in this once mysterious realm of aviation. He will also share with us images of these exotic aircraft along with descriptions of their missions, the hazards they faced, & of course, their technological triumphs.

A CSULB grad that joined Douglas Aircraft Company as a technical illustrator, Machat quickly advanced through the ranks to Staff Artist & Corporate Representative for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Was the first president of the American Society of Aviation Artists. His aviation artwork has won numerous national & international awards, & is displayed in many museums & airline headquarters.

As an aviator, Mike has flown in more than 200 different types of aircraft & 2100 sailplanes flights alone.

Won’t you join us for an opportunity to hear & see some great historical facts vs. fiction from a pilot, author, artist, photographer, editor & commentator. Mike has done it all & then some.

Parking is free in museum lots. Cost of Admission is $10 & as always, WMoF Museum Members are free.

Get into these WMoF monthly Celebrity Lectures free with a WMoF membership PLUS get admission to the Museum, WMoF email Newsletter, access to the WMoF Aviation Research Library, listing in WMoF Annual Publications as a Supportive Member plus members are first to know about Special Events. All free with your WMof Membership. Go to: