The Other Side of the Rainbow: Rising Above Challenges and Making the Most of Each Day

When:  Sep 18, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Sacramento, CA

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CFMA Dinner Meeting


The Other Side of the Rainbow: Rising Above Challenges and Making the Most of Each Day


September 18th, 2014

Arden Hills Resort & Spa
1220 Arden Hills Lane
Sacramento, CA 95864


Join us for an inspiring story of courage under fire as we welcome Major Brian Shul for this year’s annual leadership event. 

Major Brian Shul is a former Air Force pilot who served as a Foreign Air Advisor in the Vietnam War and has flown over 200+ close air support missions.  During one of his missions, his jet was shot down and forced to crash land in the jungle near the Cambodian border.  He miraculously survived the crash, but suffered severe burns in the ensuing fireball. 

Crawling from the burning wreckage, he was finally found and rescued by an Air Force Pararescue Team.  He spent 2 months of intensive care in Okinawa where he was not expected to live.  In 1974 he was flown to the Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, where he underwent 15 major operations.  He was told by physicians that he would never fly again and was lucky to be alive. 

 Brian’s comeback story from laying near dead in the jungle of Southeast Asia, to later flying the world’s fastest air-breathing aircraft, has been the subject of numerous magazine articles.

After 20 years and 5000 hours in fighter jets, Brian now spends his time operating his own photo studio in Northern California, has authored several books on flying and flight photography, and speaks nationwide inspiring people with his experiences. 

Make an Evening of it!

Wine tasting and networking  will begin at 5pm. Meet the winemaker of Jeremy Wine Co., Jeremy Trettevik and taste award winning wines from the Lodi Appellation while networking with other attendees. For those who want to spend more time with Brian Shul networking will continue afterwards with a book signing.

Featured speaker-

Brian Shul- Retired Major in the United States Air Force (USAF),Foreign Air Advisor in the Vietnam War, and pilot of the infamous SR-71 Blackbird

Brian now pursues his passion for writing and photography by owning a photo studio, Gallery One located in Marysville and writing. He has written five books, which includes being the first pilot to write a book about flying the Blackbird, completely illustrated with his own photography. 

  • Graduated from East Carolina University in 1970 with a degree in History and Anthropology
  • Served 20 years as an Air Force fighter pilot
  • During the Viet Nam War flew 212 close air support missions
  • Former Instructor at the Air Force’s TopGun School
  • Flew our nation’s Top Secret spy plane, the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest aircraft ever built

Event pricing-

Table Sponsor (includes 10 reserved seats)- $750  Register for Table Sponsorship

Member price-$75

Non-Member price-$90

Questions or Cancellation-

Please contact Erin Stacher:
(P):  (916) 912-4200 x 723


Registration ends on Friday September 12th

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Cancellations/Refunds must be communicated to us via email or phone call by Friday September 12th. You may send a substitute to take your place if your cancellation request has not been received in time.  “No Shows” will be billed if a cancellation request is not received in time.

Menu Selections-

*All menu selections include-appetizers, salad, entrée and dessert*

Sirloin Steak- grilled center cut sirloin steak with whiskey peppercorn demi-glace

Champagne Chicken- oven roasted chicken breast topped with a champagne garlic cream sauce

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

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Arden Hills Resort & Spa
1220 Arden Hills Lane
Sacramento, CA 95864

Pricing Information

Registration Price
CFMA-Member $75.00
Non-CFMA-Member $90.00