• Lecture / Presentation

Lecture / Presentation

Saturday, June 20, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Rob Manning is the Mars Rover Curiosity's Chief Engineer. His new book is about the challenges of bringing this large and complex scientific instrument to life and sending it to Mars. Manning's presentation will focus on the creation and exploits of Curiosity. He will sign copies of his books including "Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer" (which will be available at the Museum) after his presentation.

Grumman EA-6B over The Museum of Flight
Saturday, May 30, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us at 2 p.m. on May 30 to celebrate the arrival of the Museum's EA-6B Prowler. Museum's Curator, Dan Hagedorn will discuss the Prowler and its history with both the Navy at large, and with the Puget Sound region in particular. Veteran Prowler Naval Flight Officer Captain Bob Barrett (Ret.) and Veteran Prowler Pilot Captain Bob Pettyjohn (Ret.) will talk about operating the aircraft and their experiences with the Prowlers in active service. The program is free with admission to the Museum. The aircraft will be on free display in the Museum's parking lot all day.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

A lecture and book signing with former Hughes Aircraft Company President Ken Richardson will look at the Hughes Aircraft Company after Howard Hughes left its helm in 1953. Author Ken Richardson rose through the ranks of the Hughes Aircraft during his forty-year career there, from a radar design engineer to President and Chief Operating Officer. Richardson new book looks beyond the legend of the company’s famous leader, to focus on how the company grew to 85,000 employees and the leading military electronics organization in the world.

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.