Flight Attendant Day!
Time: Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
In 1930, Boeing Air Transport hired eight nurses as "stewardesses" to add a sense of safety to concerned passengers. On May 15 that year, Ellen Church made the first flight as a stewardess between San Francisco and Chicago. In honor of 78 years of flight attendant service, Saturday, May 17, 2008 is Flight Attendant Day at The Museum of Flight! Admission to the Museum is free for former and current flight attendants all day - just show us your wings or airline-issued identification at the ticket counter! Wearing your uniform is okay too! At 2 p.m. reminisce in the William M. Allen Theater during the Style in the Aisle Panel Discussion. In conjunction with the Style in the Aisle exhibit, the Museum will host a panel of flight attendants who did this glamorous and dangerous job during the golden age of commercial aviation. Audience Q & A follows the discussion. Let's hear your stories! After the panel discussion - about 3:30 p.m. - all of the flight attendants in attendance are encouraged to meet outside of Museum's west entrance for a group photo. We hope to have a gathering large enough to set a Guinness World Record, so don't be shy! Even if you have already been to the Museum recently to see Style in the Aisle, please come and enjoy the panel discussion, chat with colleagues, pose for a photo and let us personally thank you for being there for us on every flight!