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Guiding Light Award goes to Rowena Ake

Flight Path photo by Ron Williams

Rowena Ake was presented Flight Path’s Guiding Light Award at the museum’s Gala XVII fundraiser on October 10, 2013, recognizing her long service as museum president and her tireless promotion of its educational mission in the community. She is pictured above at the Gala receiving the third annual award from Clay Lacy, CEO of Clay Lacy Aviation, longtime Flight Path scholarship donor and previous Guiding Light honoree.
The Guiding Light Award award is represented by one of the yellow and blue taxiway lamps which guide aircraft at LAX from runway to terminal. Honorees are nominated and selected by the community based Flight Path Board of Directors, a group of active and retired aviation and airport professionals.
Ake is a longtime resident of the Westchester community north of LAX, where she has long been active in business and community organizations. She previously was honored as 25th Senate District Woman of Distinction and with the Boy Scouts’ coveted Silver Beaver Award. She is past president of the Westchester Rotary Club and the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce.”We are very fortunate to have Rowena as our strong advocate in the community,” said Morrey Plotkin, Flight Path chairman emeritus. “She has helped generate vital support for our educational programs, including scholarships for deserving aviation students and participation in our flight simulator training classes.”