Charles Lindbergh's grandson leads a day of free presentations

SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2015--On Feb. 28, Erik Lindbergh, CEO of Powering Imagination and grandson of Charles Lindbergh, leads a free symposium that looks at the advancements in the field of electric-powered flight, quiet flight, and the development of sustainable, innovation technologies for powering the future of aviation. This day at The Museum of Flight will feature talks from experts in the field, displays of electric powered vehicles, video updates from Europe, as well as a reception for attendees to socialize with the presenters. Presentations are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free. To register, contact

Powering Imagination: Electric Flight Symposium Speakers
Paul Peterson - CEO Volta Volare
George Bye - CEO Aero Electric Aircraft Corp.
Elana Slagle - AIAA electric aircraft Cargo Challenge
Mike Friend - Future Aerospace Propulsion Systems
Karl Young - Energy Storage Expert
Dean Seigler - CAFÉ Foundation
Eric Bartsch - Powering Imagination
Erik Lindbergh - Powering Imagination

Topics include:
NASA LEAPTech update
The Quiet Flight Initiative
Electric Aircraft STEM Education Challenge

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65 and older, $17 for active military, $12 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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