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Lecture / Presentation

Saturday, September 7, 2013 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a special afternoon as we dedicate and celebrate the Museum's acquisition and display of a YO-3A surveillance aircraft, one of only eleven that were ever made! Designed for the US Army by Lockheed, the YO-3A flew night surveillance missions over Vietnam in 1970-71; it's special design made it virtually silent and undetectable at night while flying above 1,200 feet.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

As a precursor to the Aces Symposium at 2pm, please join Museum docent Barry Latter in the Quonset Hut for a short presentation on the F4U Corsair, the type of aircraft flown by our guest Ace Dean Caswell and pilots Ray Swalley and John Webb. The short presentation will be followed by a personalized "tip-to-tail" tour by Latter of the Museum's F4U Corsair, adjacent to the Quonset Hut. Get some historical detail about the aircraft and some historical context about the Pacific War prior to hearing our panel guests!

Saturday, July 27, 2013 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

**Includes Static Display of the Vehicle at the Museum of Flight!!**

Come see one of the most unique uses you'll ever see of a aircraft airframe! The North American Eagle Project, attempting to shatter the world land speed record of Mach 1.02 (800 mph), have crafted a vehicle out of the fuselage of a F-104 Starfighter! After all, what would be better than a jet to break Mach 1???

Saturday, July 13, 2013 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a very special presentation about the role of HH-53 "Jolly Green Giant" helicopters in rescue missions during the Vietnam War. Our featured speakers will be Brigadier General Dale Stovall, USAF (Ret) and Museum of Flight Docent Jim Platt, both of whom flew numerous rescue missions in "Jollies" during the war. BrigGen Stovall went on to command Special Operations Helicopter units, establishing himself as one of the foremost experts on combat helicopter operations in the world.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us as we welcome a legendary hero to the Museum of Flight! LTC Ed Saylor, now 93, was the flight engineer on plane no. 15 (known as "TNT") that flew in the infamous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in April 1942--a daring surprise attack on the Japanese homeland. Flying land-based twin-engined B-25 bombers flown improbably (and some believed would have been impossible) from the flight deck of the USS Hornet, Saylor and another 79 volunteer crewmen flew their aircraft at low altitude and bombed industrial and military targets in Japan.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Fathers are free when accompanied by kids (of any age)!

Come celebrate Dear Ol' Dad at the Museum of Flight! Throughout the day, Dan "The Lego Man" Parker will have his interactive Play Zone set up in the Great Gallery starting at 10:00am for anyone to come play in!

Monday, May 27, 2013 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

At 2:00pm, the Museum is proud to present a public program on B-52 operations in Vietnam. “Taking It Downtown” highlights the lead-up to the Presidentially ordered Linebacker II air strikes on the defining missions of the Vietnam War against Hanoi/Haiphong in December 1972. The presentation looks at the build-up of B-52 strategic bomber forces in the Southeast Asia, some key capability differences in the B-52D and G models, and the SAC planning errors that impacted air operations. See the B-52 launches on these hgih pressure missions to press the attack home.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join us for this special "pre-event" to the 57th Fighter Group Association's 2:00pm Public Program! At noon in the Quonset Hut in the Personal Courage Wing, historian Carl Molesworth will provide a short introduction to the combat experiences of the 57th Fighter Group in North Africa during World War II. Following this, Museum docent Barry Latter will conduct a guided tour of the Museum's P-40, Spitfire, and ME-109 aircraft--the primary airplanes involved in that theater of operations during that phase of the war.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a fascinating presentation from the BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation about the secret transfer of nearly 8,000 American warplanes to the Soviet Union over the Alaska-Siberia Air Route (ALSIB), during World War II. Approximately 6,000 miles long, it runs from Great Falls, Montana up through Canada and Alaska, across the Bering Sea, into Siberia, and on to central Russia. ALSIB was a great relay race: American women pilots known as “WASP” flew brand new airplanes from manufacturers throughout the United States to the staging area in Great Falls.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

The Museum of Flight’s first program about aviation’s thrilling world of parachuting and “human body flight” brings together the tops in the field, including Luke Aikins, world-renowned consultant on Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking Red Bull Stratos jump from 24 miles above the earth. Aikins has trained Navy Seals, is a fixture at the Seafair airshows, and played himself in the motion picture “Iron Man 3.” Other speakers include Bill and Lysa Adams, local skydiving experts who also own and run the indoor skydiving company iFly.