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A Bird’s Eye View The Groundbreaking Experience of Sandra Durbin – Cleveland, OH & Virtual

March 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

A Bird's Eye View The Groundbreaking Experience of Sandra Durbin

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) is pleased to announce the return of Dinner with a Slice of History, a program made possible through a Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) grant.

Sandra Durbin joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and after boot camp, had a choice: Air Traffic Controller or Electronics Technician. After careful and strategic consideration, she chose Air Traffic Control School becoming the first Black female Air Traffic Controller in the U.S. Navy, while simultaneously becoming the first in the United States.

On Friday, March 24, Durbin joins the International Women’s Air & Space Museum to explore her groundbreaking career and service at both Naval Air Stations Pensacola and North Island. She will also share her post-military service activities and her work as the 2022-2023 California AMVETS Commander engaging with and serving fellow veterans.

Dinner begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. EST

Registration Information

Registration is required prior to the event.

  • Non-IWASM members – $27
  • IWASM members – $17
  • Get Tickets & Join IWASM for 1 year – $55*
  • Virtual — minimum $10 donation

In person tickets include admittance to the program, and a boxed dinner. Virtual attendees will receive a Zoom link to participate live. The program will be recorded and made available after the event.

When registering, consider donating to IWASM. Even $5 will go toward furthering the museum’s mission, activities, and services. Donations are non-refundable.

Space is limited for the program. Registrations made via check can be sent to: 1501 N Marginal Rd. Ste 165, Cleveland, OH 44114 and must be received no later than March 21, 2023.

Visit or call 216.623.1111 for more information.

COVID-19 Precautions – Ensuring everyone’s health and safety.

IWASM considers the health and safety of all our visitors, supporters, and communities our top priority. We are following all CDC, State of Ohio, and local recommendations for hosting in person events. Space is limited for this event, and all participants will practice social distancing while at the museum. We ask that if attendees are feeling unwell, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, to stay home.


International Women’s Air & Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport
1501 North Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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