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Lecture / Presentation

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Please join us for a very special visit by Bob Pardo, the USAF pilot behind the famous "Pardo's Push" incident over North Vietnam on March 10, 1967! Just north of Hanoi, both Pardo and his wingman's F-4s were damaged by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on a steel mill; Pardo used his aircraft to actually push his wingman's aircraft--which had lost all power--eighty-eight miles out of enemy territory. Both crews then ejected and were safely recovered.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join us at the Museum of Flight for the STEM Back-to-School Weekend, generously sponsored by the Honeywell Corporation.   Learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Educational opportunities and how you can help your student succeed. 

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Honeywell, we will be giving away school supplies & other educational toys. All programs, activities & giveaways are free with admission to the Museum.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 -
10:30am to 5:00pm

Join us for a very special day of events dedicated to the intertwined--and historically significant--histories of the American Volunteer Group and the China National Aviation Corporation in China during the 1930s and 1940s. In attendance will be the legendary pilot (and first airline pilot in mainland China) Moon Fun Chin, who also flew Jimmy Doolittle out of China after the daring US raid on Japan in April 1942. Also, author of the aviation history best-seller "China's Wings", Gregory Crouch, will be at the Museum to discuss and sign copies of his book.

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.