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Lecture / Presentation

Saturday, May 16, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Author Bruce McAllister will discuss his newest photographic publication, Berlin Airlift: A Bridge to Freedom. The Berlin Airlift was the first major crisis of the Cold War, in which the United States Air Force embarked on a monumental air campaign to bring relief to over two million West Berliners. Featuring over 240 historical photographs and illustrations from the airlift, this book and presentation is highly recommended for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs. Bruce McAllister will be available to sign copies of his book following the presentation. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Manuals: The How-To Guides

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mapping the Way: Processing the Elrey B. Jeppesen Collection

Join Archivist Lindsay Zaborowski and Intern Paige Minister as they discuss their work on the Elrey B. Jeppesen Collection. Jeppesen, who started flying in the 1920s, created aerial navigation charts that dramatically improved the safety of flight.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:00am

Join us for the special event to hear from guest curator, Dr. Cavanagh, on the Museum's latest exhibit - How Birds Fly.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Whether you’re an experienced treasure hunter or new to the geocache scene, the Museum welcomes you to the fascinating world of hide and seek in a public program entitled “Exploration and Hidden Treasures” featuring special guest Richard Garriott de Cayeux. An ambitious trailblazer, Richard is currently America’s only second-generation space traveler. Achieving success as both an entrepreneur and computer/video game designer it comes to no surprise that he holds the world record for geocaching.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Join us for a special Public program with Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot Lieutenant Commander Kelly Deutermann!

Lieutenant Commander Kelly A. Deutermann is currently stationed at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay, CA and is an instructor pilot in the MH-65C helicopter. She is responsible for training and mentoring junior pilots in the MH-65, and effecting search and rescue (SAR) and law enforcement missions in one of the nation’s most challenging operational areas – the Pacific Northwest.


Saturday, February 14, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Meet R2-D2 at the Museum of Flight!
Come and see Master Builder Bob Jacobsen with his beautiful R2 units. Learn about some of the robot movie making and special effects from the Star Wars universe and what it took to build this amazing replica, sometimes from R2 himself! Are droids really fusion powered? How much do they weigh? How does R2 travel to the Museum? All of your questions will be answered. Fun and informative for all ages. There will time to meet Bob and get pictures with the R2 after the presentation.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

At this open-to-all Public Program, Dr. Jay Apt will speak at the Museum to talk about his amazing life as a NASA astronaut, scientist, pilot, photographer and even a model rocketeer! Apt is a featured speaker for the National Association of Rocketry annual convention--NARCON 2015, being held at the Museum this weekend. Apt is one of the few people that have made spacewalks, and has been in orbit with not only the shuttle but the Russian Mir space station.

This program is free for Museum Members, and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

In 2015, the Museum of Flight is celebrating it's 50th year as the foremost educational air and space Museum in the Pacific Northwest.

April 18, 2015
2:00-3:30pm in the William M. Allen Theater
3:45-5:00pm Book / Item Signing in Museum Lobby

Saturday, April 11, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The exhibit How Birds Fly is developed by The Museum of Flight in partnership with the Burke Museum, and is guest curated by Dr. Peter Cavanagh, an avid birder and biomechanicist at the University of Washington. Through a unique combination of Dr. Cavanagh’s bird photography and ornithological specimens from the Burke, the exhibit explores bird evolution, anatomy, and behavior, as well as the impact birds have had on human flight from the designs of Leonardo da Vinci, the Wright brothers, and even today’s aerospace engineers. Dr.