• Museum Offers Weekend "Ground School" About B-17 Bomber

Museum Offers Weekend "Ground School" About B-17 Bomber

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 


Detailed course includes a flight on a B-17 Flying Fortress

 

If You Haven't Seen it Today, You Haven't Seen It At AllSEATTLE, April 25, 2012--On May 19 and 20, The Museum of Flight will be offering a unique, 2-day course about the iconic, World War II Boeing B-17 bomber. The course will familiarize participants in 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 features personal tours inside of the Museum's Flying Fortress led by the Museum's restoration team. The sessions will take place in a classroom setting and in the Museum's B-17. The course also includes a flight in the Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17, Aluminum Overcast while it is based at the Museum May 25 through 28. Registration is limited to 20, and the fee is $750. Preregistration is urged.

For additional information, and to register, please contact Mike Lavelle, Director of Public Programs, at 206-768-7162.

Day 1

Sessions include:

Basic Design and Construction of the Museum's B-17F.

Small group orientation to the B-17F interior and exterior.

B-17F Operational Systems Overview:

Powerplants.

Lubrication System.

Turbo-Supercharger.

Props.

Fuel System.

Hydraulic System.

Electrical System.

Day 2

Continuation of B-17 systems overview:

Environmental.

Communication.

Armament.

B-17F aircraft systems review at the Museum's aircraft - 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 the PowerPoint System Sessions).

"How to Fly the B-17" DVD.

Class photo with the Museum B-17F.

Certificate of Completion.

 

Museum of Flight News Releases

Access this and all other Museum of Flight news releases online at:  

www.museumofflight.org/press/archives

 

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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 $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 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

 

Museum Offers Weekend "Ground School"   

About B-17 Bomber

Detailed course includes a flight on a B-17 Flying Fortress

 

 

If You Haven't Seen it Today, You Haven't Seen It At AllSEATTLE, April 25, 2012--On May 19 and 20, The Museum of Flight will be offering a unique, 2-day course about the iconic, World War II Boeing B-17 bomber. The course will familiarize participants in 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 features personal tours inside of the Museum's Flying Fortress led by the Museum's restoration team. The sessions will take place in a classroom setting and in the Museum's B-17. The course also includes a flight in the Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17, Aluminum Overcast while it is based at the Museum May 25 through 28. Registration is limited to 20, and the fee is $750. Preregistration is urged.

 

For additional information, and to register, please contact Mike Lavelle, Director of Public Programs, at 206-768-7162.

 

Day 1

Sessions include:

Basic Design and Construction of the Museum's B-17F.

Small group orientation to the B-17F interior and exterior.

B-17F Operational Systems Overview:

Powerplants.

Lubrication System.

Turbo-Supercharger.

Props.

Fuel System.

Hydraulic System.

Electrical System.

 

Day 2

Continuation of B-17 systems overview:

Environmental.

Communication.

Armament.

B-17F aircraft systems review at the Museum's aircraft - 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 the PowerPoint System Sessions).

"How to Fly the B-17" DVD.

Class photo with the Museum B-17F.

Certificate of Completion.

 

Museum of Flight News Releases

Access this and all other Museum of Flight news releases online at:  

www.museumofflight.org/press/archives

 

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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 $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 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