SEATTLE, May 31, 2017--The admission-free, all-helicopter American Heroes Air Show lands at The Museum of Flight on June 10 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The event offers families opportunities explore a variety of helicopters used for law enforcement, the military, television news and medical emergencies. Flight crews will be with their aircraft all day to meet visitors and give tours of their helicopters.
The event also features recruiting teams from law enforcement, military, fire, government service, volunteer & public service groups who are on-scene to profile career opportunities in the growing field of public safety. The public is welcome to watch the helicopters arrive and hover for heroes from about 8 to 9 a.m. Helicopter rides will also be offered by Helicopters Northwest throughout the day for $55.
Special Public Events at American Heroes Air Show
At 11 a.m. the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Seattle Field Office will join with the Museum of Flight and the American Heroes Air Show to present a naturalization ceremony for over 30 new U.S. citizens. The keynote speaker will be Bob Hershkowitz, a Holocaust survivor and Boeing retiree who emigrated from Belgium. He is also a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Missing in America Project Memorial Service
At 1 p.m., representatives from the Missing in America Project will conduct a memorial service designed to honor these once-abandoned American heroes and recognize their military service with full honors.
Image: Army Chinook helicopter crew member takes a photo of a family visiting the helicopter. Francis Zera/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.
About The Museum of Flight:
Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions at the 20-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, and the only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. With a foundation of aviation history, the Museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's onsite and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $23.00 on-site and $21.00 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $14.00 on-site and $13 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $19 on-site and $18 online. Groups of ten or more: $21.00 per adult, $13.00 per youth, Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday of every month, admission is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the Museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick's. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org
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