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Gliders Soar at Museum March 17-18

Date: 
03/05/2012

 

 

Gliders, films, lectures and pilots take flight at annual Soaring Expo

 

SEATTLE, March 5, 2012--The member clubs of the Seattle Glider Council again present a glimpse into the fascinating world of silent flight at Soaring Expo 2012 during the weekend of March 17-18. Full-size gliders and radio-controlled gliders will be on display. Lectures, movies and glider flight simulators are offered all weekend. Representatives of local soaring and RC glider clubs will be on-hand to answer questions for anyone interested in the sport of soaring or becoming a glider pilot. Clubs include Evergreen Soaring and Puget Sound Soaring. The event is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and is free with admission to the Museum.

March 17 Lectures

11 a.m. - "Emergency Bailout Procedures and Survival Equipment for Pilots," by Alan Silver. Silver has served as the chairman of the Parachute Industry Association Rigging Committee, a worldwide organization that represents the parachute industry. He has made over 3200 parachute jumps as a sport and professional skydiver.

2 p.m. - "Oroville's Aviators: Cloyd and Audrey Artman," by Linda Chism.

March 18 Lecture 

11 a.m. - "The Design and Building of A New Glider," by Brad Hill

 

Image: Perlan glider in flight. Credit Powers Unlimited. 

 

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is id="mce_marker"7 for adults, id="mce_marker"4 for seniors 65 and older, id="mce_marker"3 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.437.7584