SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2011--On Saturday, Nov. 19, The Museum of Flight celebrates one of its most treasured - and largest - artifacts, the Boeing 747 prototype. Activities include tours of the aircraft for Museum members (pre-registered, weather permitting), a panel discussion with jumbo jet pilots and engineers, free 747 simulator flights, an exhibit of 747 artifacts, and family workshops where kids can make their own 747 board game. All events are free with admission to the Museum.
Boeing 747 Day
747 Artifact Display
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A display of 747 ephemera, books and concept models from The Museum of Flight Collection and the Boeing Archives.
747 Simulator Flights
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pilot your own 747 in one of the Museum's Aviation Learning Center simulator bays. (Space is limited.)
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: "747: The Incredibles!"
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Visitors can create their own 747 board game in this fun family workshop.
The Boeing 747 in Perspective
This discussion - moderated by Boeing Company Historian Mike Lombardi - looks at over 40 years of Boeing 747 operations. Panelists include Barry Latter (Boeing 747 engineer), James Lindley (retired NW 747 Pilot), Anne Simpson (Delta 747 pilot) and John Anderson (retired Pan Am 747 pilot).
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