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A Race to Freedom: The Mira Slovak Story

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WA Pilots Assoc. Spokane Chapter Annual Banquet; A Race to Freedom: The Mira Slovak Story
A benefit banquet and auction with all proceeds benefiting scholarships for local individuals pursuing a career in aviation. Hear the story of Mira Slovak, Cold War defector born in Czechoslovakia who hijacked a plane he was flying on a scheduled flight and flew to freedom, eventually gaining asylum in the U.S. Mira went on to become the personal pilot for Bill Boeing Jr., race hydroplanes for national championship titles, win the Reno Air Races, and fly stunt pilot. Mira valued freedom and spoke about how it should be valued above all things. Hosted by the Spokane Chapter of the WA Pilots Assoc.

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