Upcoming Events

Airlift/Tanker Association Convention and Symposium- October 23-26 2019

  Gail and Jim will attend the A/TA Symposium in Orlando, Florida October 23-26, 2019. Gail will give a briefing on his experiences as The Berlin Candy Bomber and a short presentation about the Education Center project. The Symposium will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Come and support our great partners- the Airlift/Tanker Association- and learn more about the critical role that air mobility and logistics plays in national and international events! For more information see: https://convention2019.atalink.org/#/about

Past Events

Aeroplanes, Trains, and Automobiles- August 24, 2019

  Come join the fun! Join us at the Aeroplanes, Trains, and Automobiles open house event at the Spanish Fork Airport. We will have Gail participate in a commemorative candy drop at 3:30 pm. You can fly with Gail by entering the silent auction for an open seat on the helicopter (min. bid: $1000)- send your bid to cchild@spanishfork.org. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Foundation. For more info see www.spanishfork.org/departments/airport/ata.php

Payson Santaquin Area Chamber of Commerce May 21, 2019

  Gail and Jim will speak at the monthly Payson Santaquin Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on May 21, 2019 at 8:00am. The breakfast will be held at the Payson Bible Church located at 1612 UT-198, Payson, UT 84651

Gail at the Airlift/Tanker Association October 25, 2018

  Gail at the Airlift/Tanker Association 2018 Symposium Gail, Denise, Jim, and Phil attended the 2018 Airlift Tanker Association Symposium held at the Gaylord Resort in Grapevine, Texas on 25-28 October, 2018. The Foundation Team was able to network with aerospace industry leaders to introduce them to the Foundation’s important STEM mission. Gail spoke in one of the breakout sessions about his experiences, and was honored at a luncheon held by A/TA Chairman, General Duncan McNabb, USAF (ret). Gail was also able to meet with Colonel Christian Guntsch of the German Air Force whose father was a young boy in Berlin during Operation Little Vittles.

STEM session with Scouts November 28, 2018

  On a very rainy night the Scouts and leaders of BSA Troop 829 met with Phil and Pops Stewart on Nov. 28, 2018 for a truncated tour of Spanish Fork Airport. They were given a demonstration of advanced avionics on the Cessna C-182 by Phil- who recently qualified with the FAA As a certified flight instructor. Pops then gave a presentation on aviation-related careers and how STEM subjects in school helps in preparing for future jobs. A great time was had by all…in spite of the cold and the rain.

“The Candy Bomber” Gala September 22, 2017

  “A Flight to Remember…A Heroes Legacy” Gala honoring Gail Halvorsen “The WWII Candy Bomber” was held September 22, 2017 at the Courtyard at Jamestown in Provo, Utah. Guests were treated to an entertaining evening of dinner, music and live auction. Halvorsen attended this intimate and heartwarming evening held to honor his legacy of hope. Proceeds raised from the Gail Halvorsen “The Candy Bomber” Gala were dedicated to creating a memorial exhibit and aviation education center located in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Day of Simple Service – October 10, 2016

Participants celebrated Gail Halvorsen’s 96th birthday by performing simple acts of service for strangers. Halvorsen has dedicated his life to the service of others and believes “service before self is the only way to fulfillment in life.” This inspiring event uplifted participants and recipients alike.