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Lecture / Presentation

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.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm

The presentation is called THE STORY OF AMELIA EARHART and is based upon on Mr. Bowman’s recent book of the same name which was published in the summer of 2012. Created in PowerPoint format, it features many photos that are rarely seen, along with some embedded video clips, including the final takeoff of Amelia Earhart. It will also include a number of little known facets and side puzzles of Earhart’s disappearance. Mr. Bowman will also be available to sign copies of his book after the program.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us as the Museum of Flight, in conjunction with the Navy League of the United States, the Air Force Association, and the Association of the US Army, once again commemorates Armed Forces Day with a series of special events. The centerpiece will be a 12 noon flag raising ceremony, where donated flags of the five branches and the POW/MIA flag will be raised on flag poles in front of the Museum's main entrance. The day will also feature an 11am public program and discussion with Rear Admiral Keith A. Taylor (USCG) and Brigadier General Mark R.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a special presentation by this world-renowned military and aviation artist! Mr. Dietz will discuss a number of his World War I paintings; the background of his subjects, his inspiration for them, his technique, and his artistic philosophy. Mr. Dietz will also be available to sign copies of his new book of World War I art, "Knights in Canvas." which can be purchased at the Museum of Flight store on the day of the event.

Join us for an exciting and unique symposium weekend on the future of Commercial Space Exploration! Space Up is "an 'unconference' where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Everyone attends Space Up is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion....Based on unconferences in other industries, you might see businesses started, problems solved, projects kicked off, plans hatched, and amazing friendships born."

Saturday, March 16, 2013 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Soaring Expo has invited Einar Enevoldson, who flew with Steve Fossett to a record altitude in the Perlan glider, now on exhibit at the Museum of Flight, to speak about the Perlan 2 project. He will speak on how the glider can soar so high, how that ability was discovered and how climate change is affecting that. He will also remind young people that there is still so much to learn and explore, and how excellence in science, engineering, craftsmanship, and teamwork are all necessary for the Perlan Project to succeed.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

**This event has been CANCELED and will be rescheduled for a later date.**

Saturday, April 20, 2013 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

On April 18, 1943, the Allies scored the highest aerial victory count (76) of any allied mission during World War II, breaking the back of the aerial bridge that the Axis forces were using to retreat and evacuate from North Africa. This historic event was called the “Palm Sunday Massacre” & the Cape Bon “Goose Shoot”.