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Lecture / Presentation

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 2:00pm

The Distinguished Flying Cross Society will present a panel of recipients of the DFC from four conflicts in which American air power played a decisive role, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. The panel will be moderated by Glen Jewett. Speakers confirmed thus far include:

--Joseph W. Geary, a navigator in the B-24 Liberator during World War II who accumulated over 300 combat hours, including attacks on the famous Ploesti Oil Fields. He was awarded the DFC after an attack on Vienna where his aircraft sustained significant battle damage. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Lt. Col. Sarah Deal, the first woman to fly as a U.S. Marine Corps aviator, will talk about the centennial of Marine Corps aviation, her place in this history, and her personal story as a military pilot and a mother.

Lt. Col. Deal will sign the book, "Military Moms" afterward.

This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Members of Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the Nation’s 232nd birthday with a salute to the American flag—all 27 versions that have officially represented the United States over the years. From the first 13 star flag authorized by Congress in 1777 to today’s 50 star flag, the presentation of each iteration is accompanied with the story of its symbolism in this moving and educational program for all ages.

This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Museum of Flight is home to the American Fighter Aces Association, founded to recognize the 1,442 combat pilots that have received the special designation of “ace.” Join us for this panel of aces and combat pilots who will share their remarkable stories of heroism. USAF Lt. Gen. Charles "Chick" Cleveland is a Korean War ace and president of the American Fighter Aces Association. During this program Gen. Cleveland will talk about his life as a fighter pilot, field questions from the audience, and sign copies of the new biography of his life, "Once a Fighter Pilot," by Warren Trest.

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 2:00pm

The Museum of Flight is home to the American Fighter Aces Association, founded to recognize the 1,442 combat pilots that have received the special designation of “ace.” Join us for this panel of aces and combat pilots who will share their remarkable stories of heroism.

Our guests will include Col. Abner Aust, Jr., a Pacific Air War ace with 8 aircraft destroyed, and Navy ace Donald McPherson, who downed 5 planes. Joining them will be William "Al" Bailey, who flew photo recon missions in the P-38.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 1:00pm

Weekdays at 1 p.m.

Beyond the Blue Horizon - Stories of Aviation and Aerospace

"Beyond the Blue Horizon" is The Museum of Flight's storytelling program presented at 1:00 p.m. every weekday (Monday - Friday) by members of our docent corps. These 10 to 15-minute programs present true stories that range from tales of personal heroism in war and peace-time to the day-to-day adventures of pilots and ground crew in commercial aviation and aerospace. Free with museum admission.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 1:00pm

Weekdays at 1 p.m.

Beyond the Blue Horizon - Stories of Aviation and Aerospace

"Beyond the Blue Horizon" is The Museum of Flight's storytelling program presented at 1:00 p.m. every weekday (Monday - Friday) by members of our docent corps. These 10 to 15-minute programs present true stories that range from tales of personal heroism in war and peace-time to the day-to-day adventures of pilots and ground crew in commercial aviation and aerospace. Free with museum admission.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 1:00pm

Weekdays at 1 p.m.

Beyond the Blue Horizon - Stories of Aviation and Aerospace

"Beyond the Blue Horizon" is The Museum of Flight's storytelling program presented at 1:00 p.m. every weekday (Monday - Friday) by members of our docent corps. These 10 to 15-minute programs present true stories that range from tales of personal heroism in war and peace-time to the day-to-day adventures of pilots and ground crew in commercial aviation and aerospace. Free with museum admission.

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