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B-17 Ground School

"Boeing Bee" at the Museum of Flight

Time: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 3:00pm

Event Type: Special Event

Location: Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight offers a unique, two-day course centered around the iconic World War II Boeing B-17 bomber. The course will familiarize participants with the design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft. Sessions include briefings about the plane's systems and how the aircraft is flown. The course also features personal tours led by the Museum's restoration team of the Museum's B-17F Boeing Bee. The sessions will take place both in classroom settings and in the actual aircraft. The course also includes a flight in The Collings Foundation's B-17G, Nine O Nine, which will take place one week prior to the Museum's Ground School, from June 19 to 22. Registration is limited to 10 persons. For additional information, please contact Julia Cannell, Public Programs Manager, at 206-768-7162 or jcannell@museumofflight.org.

Day 1 (June 28): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Sessions Include: Intro to History of the B-17, Basic Design and Construction (on board the Boeing Bee), Small Group Orientation to the Boeing Bee Interior and Exterior, B-17F Operational Overview (Powerplants, Lubrication System, Turbo-Supercharger, Propellers, Fuel System, Hydraulic System, Electrical System)

Day 2 (June 29): 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Continuation of Systems Overview (Environmental, Communications, Armament), Aircraft Systems Review (Components, Checks, and Orientation), Viewing of vintage "How to Fly the B-17" films, Discussion panel / Q&A Session with B-17 crew members and restoration team, Course wrap-up

Participants Receive: Boeing B-17 Owners' Workshop Manual "B-17G Flying Fortress--50 Year Anniversary" Book Participant Note-Taking Guide (copies of course Power Point System Sessions) "How to Fly the B-17" DVD Class Photo with the Museum B-17F Boeing Bee, Certificate of Completion

Prices: $795 for Museum members, $895 for non-members. Once again, class size limited to 10 participants, so book quickly!

http://www.museumtix.com/tickets/ord_eventcat.aspx?vid=876&pid=20176891&eid=20176901&evd=6%2f28%2f2014&evt=08%3a00%3a00

*If flights on the Colling's Foundation B-17 are not available for any reason, each participant will be refunded a percentage of the participation fee.