3 p.m. - Operation Linebacker II
B-52 flight crew members and Vietnam War POWs remember the war's massive bombing campaign, Operation Linebacker II.
4:30 - History of the B-52 Development and Testing
Lecture with B-52 Test Pilot Brien Wygle
Brien Wygle is a leader in Northwest aviation with unparalleled experience as a pilot, engineer and project manager for The Boeing Company. Until his retirement in 1990, Wygle had flown and participated in the development of every Boeing military and commercial jet airplane beginning with the B-47. In addition to being a test pilot on the B-52 program, Mr. Wygle was the chief pilot on the first flight of the Boeing 737 and co-pilot on the first flight of the Boeing 747.
4:30 to 10 p.m
B-52 Anniversary Celebration Dinner Sponsored by Honeywell
From 4:30 to 10 p.m., the Museum offers a lecture, cocktail reception and dinner party with the speakers in the Museum's B-52 60th Anniversary Symposium. B-52 Anniversary Celebration Dinner Sponsored by Honeywell special guest is former B-52 test pilot Brien Wygle. Tickets $70/person (id="mce_marker"20/couple), Museum Member/Honeywell Employee Price: $55/person ($95/couple). Tickets include program, reception and dinner, plus admission to the Museum of Flight day of the program and priority seating in the theater for the 4:30 program, "History of the B-52 Development and Testing." To order online tickets: http://www.museumtix.com/program/program.aspx?vid=876&pid=15014622
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - B-52 simulator flights in the Museum's Aviation Learning Center
11 a.m. - Tall Tail Tales
Lecture with Col. Jim Hoopaw
Col. Jim Hoopaw is the author of "Tall Tail Tales" and "Where the Buf Fellows Roamed." Hoopaw is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot who served 26 years in the Strategic Air Command. He flew the B-47E and B-52C, D, E, F, G and H models, and served as a pilot, instructor, Squadron Commander, and Bomb Wing Deputy Commander of Operations. Hoopaw also completed three tours during Vietnam War's Operation Arc Light.
Noon - Book Signing with Col. Jim Hoopaw
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