SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2011--On Sept. 24, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Museum of Flight's Senior Curator, Dan Hagedorn, will lecture about the Museum's airplanes that flew in Latin America before finding new homes and new colors in the United States. The Museum's rare Boeing 247D and Douglas DC-2 airliners from the 1930s, and its iconic World War II Republic P-47D and Lockheed P-38L fighters owe their existence to the fact that they spent much of their active service lives plying the skies of Latin America--a past they share with many other vintage aircraft seen in airshows and other aviation museums. Hagedorn, a world-renowned expert of Latin American aviation history, will detail the debt we owe to these hard-working aircraft, and how they came to return to an honored retirement for future generations to learn from and enjoy. The 2 p.m. presentation is sponsored by Honeywell, and is free with admission to the Museum.
Dan Hagedorn, Senior Curator, The Museum of Flight
Dan Hagedorn has authored 17 books dealing with various aspects of aviation history in Latin America, and was a founding member of the Latin American Aviation Historical Society. In 2006 he was decorated with the Orden Merito Santos-Dumont by the Government of Brazil for services to the history of aviation in that country.
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