Parachuting and the Human Body Flight Experience
When:Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
What:Lecture / Presentation
Location:William M. Allen Theater
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. The program gives an insider’s perspective into civil and military parachuting, vertical wind tunnel flight, and a detailed story about the Red Bull Stratus jump. Audience Q & A follows the presentation. Rare artifacts from the Stratus project will also be on display for the day.
This program is free for Museum members and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight