• Growing Up Boeing - the story of Boeing Test Pilot Lew Wallick

Growing Up Boeing - the story of Boeing Test Pilot Lew Wallick

When: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
What: 
Lecture / PresentationSpecial Event

Author Rebecca Wallick will be signing copies of her book before the program at 11am and after the program at 5pm in the lobby.

Lew Wallick was Boeing's chief test pilot during the introduction of the 7-Series jets, and retired as Director of Flight test and Chief Test Pilot in 1986 after 35 years with the company. Along with flying the first 727, he was pilot or co-pilot on the first flights of the Boeing 737, 747SP, 757, 767 and more. His story is tied closely to a large portion of the aircraft in the Museum of Flight. Planes that Lew Wallick flew in the Museum's collection include the 727 and 737 prototypes, the Canadair CL-13 Sabre (during its days as a chase plane for Boeing), the Boeing Model 100 biplane, and the Boeing B&W replica.

Lew's daughter, Rebecca Wallick, has written a book about her father's life entitiled "Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot's Daughter," which will be published in February of 2014. With the help of former Boeing Vice President and Museum Trustee Peter Morton, Rebecca Wallick will tell her father's incredible story during this public program, and will be available to sign copies of her book following the program.

This program is free for Museum members, and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight.