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Lecture / Presentation

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

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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.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Join Museum Curator Dan Hagedorn for a special "Stories of Courage" presentation about the Museum’s original Caproni Ca. 20, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014. Famously known as the world’s first true fighter plane, the Caproni holds a place of honor at the front of the World War I exhibit. Learn the history behind this one-of-a-kind aircraft and its journey to The Museum of Flight.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

The Museum of Flight will host a two-day symposium about aviation archaeology on March 15-16.  The “Before It’s Too Late” symposium will bring together an international team of experts on aircraft recovery and crash-site preservation. Their presentations will explore all aspects of aviation archaeology, with amazing stories of recovery operations from forests, frozen lakes and beneath the sea. The event begins with a live hook-up with the Royal Air Force Museum in England. Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $20 for both days ($15 Museum Members).

Saturday, March 8, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Trailblazers: The Women of the Boeing Company

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cory Graff, Curator at the Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, Wash., will lecture at the Museum of Flight on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. This Royal Aeronautical Society presentation, "The Flying Heritage Collection: Home of Flying Warbirds," begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Graff is the author of seven aviation history books, and for 12 years at The Museum of Flight he was an exhibits developer and assistant curator.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Astronaut Remembrance displays - 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday

Astronaut Remembrance docent talks - 11 am, 1:30 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday

For two days, the Museum honors the fallen astronauts of Apollo 1, and space shuttles STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia with special exhibits and docent presentations. These include an exhibit of artifacts from astronaut Willie McCool, STS-107 pilot, biographies of the astronauts who lost their lives in the line of duty, and docent presentations on the history of these events.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us at 2:30PM for our quarterly symposium featuring members of the American Fighter Aces Association, an organization made up of the some of the finest pilots in history! The Museum of Flight is proud to be the Home of the American Fighter Aces and regularly invites Aces to visit the Museum to tell their stories. Sponsored by the NW Friends of American Fighter Aces, this symposium will feature Aces and other combat pilots who flew in the Korean War from 1950-53.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Lew Wallick was Boeing's chief test pilot during the introduction of the 7-Series jets, and retired as Director of Flight test and Chief Test Pilot in 1986 after 35 years with the company. Along with flying the first 727, he was pilot or co-pilot on the first flights of the Boeing 737, 747SP, 757, 767 and more. His story is tied closely to a large portion of the aircraft in the Museum of Flight.