SEATTLE, April 25, 2012--On May 19 and 20, The Museum of Flight will be offering a unique, 2-day course about the iconic, World War II Boeing B-17 bomber. The course will familiarize participants in the design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft. Sessions include briefings about the plane's systems and how the aircraft is flown. The course features personal tours inside of the Museum's Flying Fortress led by the Museum's restoration team. The sessions will take place in a classroom setting and in the Museum's B-17. The course also includes a flight in the Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17, Aluminum Overcast while it is based at the Museum May 25 through 28. Registration is limited to 20, and the fee is $750. Preregistration is urged.
For additional information, and to register, please contact Mike Lavelle, Director of Public Programs, at 206-768-7162.
Basic Design and Construction of the Museum's B-17F.
Small group orientation to the B-17F interior and exterior.
B-17F Operational Systems Overview:
Continuation of B-17 systems overview:
B-17F aircraft systems review at the Museum's aircraft - components, checks and orientation.
Viewing of vintage "How to Fly the B-17" films.
Discussion panel/Q&A session with B-17 crew members and restoration team.
Boeing B-17 Owners' Workshop Manual.
"B-17G Flying Fortress - 50 Year Anniversary" book.
Participant Note Taking Guide (copies of the PowerPoint System Sessions).
"How to Fly the B-17" DVD.
Class photo with the Museum B-17F.
Certificate of Completion.
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