Upcoming Air League Monaco Event – seated dinner with guest speaker captain Bob Pearson – 3rd May 2023

We are delighted to announce our upcoming seated dinner and speaker event which will take place on Wednesday 3rd May at the Stelios Foundation Conference Hall in Monaco.

To understand the unique place that our guest speaker has in aviation history it is suggested that members visit the Wikipedia entry for Gimli Glider pilot Captain Robert Pearson of Gimli Glider fame who will be interviewed live on stage by Patron of the Air League of Monaco, Prince Alvaro de Orleans-Bourbon, in the presence of Joel Bouzou, representative of HSH Prince Albert II.

The programme for the above mentioned dinner is as follows:

6PM screening of the Discovery Channel’s documentary on the Gimli Glider, click here to the access the documentary (45:51 minutes duration).

6:45PM – 7:15PM Speech by Captain Bob Pearson and Q+A

7:15PM – 9PM Three-course seated dinner

For this event there is a suggested donation to the Air League of Monaco of 100 euros per person attending paid in advance by bank transfer. The IBAN of the Air League of Monaco is: MC 58 1273 9000 7005 5551 0000 031.

Please RSVP by emailing Elaine Hanlon at Elaine.Hanlon@stelios.com

Below you can find pictures of Captain Bob Pearson along with images of Air Canada’s Boeing 767-200, C-GAUN taken directly after the emergency landing at Gimli, Manitoba, 23 July 1983. “The Gimli Glider” flew for many years after the incident before retiring in 2008 to The Boneyard at Mojave, California (final image).