‘An Evening with an Enshrinee’ Aug. 23 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will feature Joe H. Engle, a retired major general, astronaut and the last remaining X-15 pilot. (Contributed photo)

‘Evening with an Enshrinee’ features astronaut, last X-15 pilot

Joe H. Engle, a retired major general, astronaut and the last remaining X-15 pilot, will be featured at “An Evening with an Enshrinee” Aug. 23 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The event is sponsored by the Air Force Museum Foundation and the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Engel was enshrined in the NAHF in 2001.

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Engle is a test pilot who has flown more than 180 types of aircraft and a pioneer in the development of the space shuttle. Event guests will enjoy a presentation by him and a short film on test flights at Edwards Air Force Base, California, followed by a Q&A session moderated by David Hartman, aviation/space writer and original host of “Good Morning, America.”

Ticket prices vary:

• $15 – Admission to the presentation and film in the Air Force Museum Theatre ($12 for Friends of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and NAHF members)

• $65 – Admission to the event plus a social gathering with Engle at 5:30 p.m. overlooking the X-15 in which he flew 16 times as a test pilot. Refreshments will be served.

• $200 – Admission to the event and social gathering plus a personalized, autographed print pre-signed by Engle

Social gathering and personalized print tickets are limited. Prints will be autographed prior to the social gathering. No autographs will be available during the events, but pictures will be permitted.

Tickets are available at afmuseum.com/livinghistory or by calling 937-656-9631.