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Lecture / Presentation

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:45am

Dave “Bio” Baranek enjoyed a successful, 20-year career in the Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program, and later assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. 7th Fleet. At one point he commanded an F-14 Tomcat fighter squadron, responsible for nearly 300 people and 14 aircraft worth about $700 million.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 11:45am

Dave “Bio” Baranek enjoyed a successful, 20-year career in the Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program, and later assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. 7th Fleet. At one point he commanded an F-14 Tomcat fighter squadron, responsible for nearly 300 people and 14 aircraft worth about $700 million.

A self-portrait of Brian Shul in full flight suit gear within the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird | USAF / Brian Shul
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

The presentation is based upon his book, Sled Driver, which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and star gazing at 80,000 feet.

A self-portrait of Brian Shul in full flight suit gear within the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird | USAF / Brian Shul
Saturday, August 1, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

The presentation is based upon his book, Sled Driver, which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and star gazing at 80,000 feet.

A self-portrait of Brian Shul in full flight suit gear within the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird | USAF / Brian Shul
Friday, July 31, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

The presentation is based upon his book, Sled Driver, which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and star gazing at 80,000 feet.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for an in-depth look into one of the most dangerous missions in aerial combat: attacking enemy air defense systems. Code named “Wild Weasels,” this program was started in 1965 when the U. S. Air Force saw an immediate need to protect its planes from surface-to-air missiles during combat missions over Vietnam. The Air Force response was the “Wild Weasel” program that used fighter aircraft to attract, and then destroy, enemy ground weapons to clear the way for subsequent Air Force planes. During a 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

2015 marks the hundred and first anniversary of the beginning of the First World War in Europe. The Museum of Flight, in conjunction with the NW Chapter of the Friends of the American Fighter Aces, will host a symposium with experts, in a conversation focusing on technological innovations in fighter aircraft that paved the way for new paradigm in aerial warfare.

Our three venerated panelists are Greg VanWyngarden, Jack Herris, and Lance Bronnenkant.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

British Airways pilot and writer Mark Vanhoenacker reminds us of the true wonder of flight in his fascinating and poetic new book, “Skyfaring- A Journey with a Pilot.” The author weaves together history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, physics, and philosophical reflection and offers an his view of the world as a pilot—demystifying the cockpit, humanizing the crew, and conveying the experience of freedom, wonder, and discovery that can only be found in the air. Vanhoenacker will share his inspiring perspective during this evening presentation at the University Bookstore.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs’ Steve Lee will give an exciting multimedia lecture with the latest images, science and engineering updates from the Mars Curiosity Mission. Don’t miss him narrate the infamous Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) 7 Minutes of Terror footage!

Photo courtesy of Dr. David Reyes
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 1:00pm

NASA flight surgeon Dr. David P. Reyes, MD joins us for a special presentation exploring how medicine is conducted in the most extreme environments, and what medical capabilities are required for upcoming missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Dr. Reyes also works on medical clearance for NASA astronauts so they can fly in space, and has supported NASA operations in the Arctic, Antarctic and Star City, Russia.

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