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Lecture / Presentation

Queen of the Skies: Boeing 747 #001, From First Flight to Rebirth
Saturday, October 18, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Museum Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn is joined by the test pilot on the very first 747 flight Brien Wygle, as well as the “Father” of the 747, Joe Sutter, for an in-depth and illuminating look into the history of this world-changing aircraft, recently brought back to its original factory-fresh appearance by Museum restorat

American Fighter Aces Association
Saturday, October 4, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:20pm

Fighter Ace Bud Anderson flew two tours of combat against the Luftwaffe in Europe while with the 363rd Fighter Squadron of the 357th Fighter Group, based at RAF Leiston, England, and was the group's third leading ace with 16¼ aerial victories. His P-51D Mustang,  nicknamed Old Crow (after the whiskey of the same name), carried him safely through 116 missions without being hit by fire from enemy aircraft and without Anderson ever having to turn back for any reason. He returned to the United States in February 1945 as a Major.

NASA Orion Spacecraft
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

On December 4th NASA will launch the first test flight of the successor to the Space Shuttle, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. The Museum of Flight will show the live feed of the mission, from start to finish, open to the public.

V2 Rocket Launch
Saturday, September 13, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

September marks the 70th anniversary of the first launches of the V-2 ballistic missile, one of Nazi Germany’s most terrifying weapons and the first flying object ever to reach the fringes of space. Join military historian Dr. JD Wyneken as he discusses the historical background and context of this historic and controversial program and explores the heavy influence of the V2 and its developers on the postwar space programs of the United States and the Soviet Union.

Coffee with the Curator
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Did you know the Museum has the largest aerospace library on the West Coast? Head Librarian Meredith Lowe Prather will showcase the many resources available in the Harl V. Brackin Library.

Museum Members are welcome to bring lunch to this program--coffee and cookies are on us!

--Please note: This event takes place in the Murdock Theater in the Museum's Great Gallery, not the Red Barn as previously stated.

Sarah Rickman
Saturday, August 23, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Museum of Flight welcomes author Sarah Rickman for a special program in our Stories of Courage series.

Sarah Byrn Rickman has been researching the WASP and following their activities for 22 years. In that time, she has published four books about these women who flew for the U.S. Army in WWII.

Two aircraft from Javier Arango's collection.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 -
10:30am to 6:15pm

The Museum presents a day-long symposium featuring renowned WWI aviation experts, who will discuss the topic: What do we know now about military aviation in the First World War?

The speakers and schedule:

10:30 a.m. to noon: Javier Arango and Dr. John Morrow.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Rainier Flight Service Event: FREE Mountain Flying Seminar

Rainier Flight Service and The Museum of Flight

Invite you to

2014 Mountain Flying:  Lessons and Stories from America's most Rugged Terrain


The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful natural landscape in North America.  From sea to desert; rain forest to alpine wilderness; the opportunities to experience all of them are available to a certain demographic unlike any other: The Aviator. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Airline and aviation engineering professionals will discuss the state of today’s airline industry during a panel presentation on April 8 at 7 p.m. Featured speaker will be Jim Albaugh, former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and incoming president of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The panel also includes Martin Waide, a mechanical-engineering veteran with 60 years of experience in motor racing and unmanned aircraft; and Tad McGeer, founder of the unmanned aircraft companies Insitu and Aerovel.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

June 7 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Allied landing at Normandy during World War II. In the third installment of our “Stories of Courage” series, Museum Curator Dan Hagedorn and historian Dr. JD Wyneken will present a public program commemorating this event. The presentation will be followed by audience Q&A.