Join us for a preview film screening and panel discussion of Fly With Me, a new documentary premiering on PBS' American Experience series. 

The film looks back to the 1960s and the times that followed when flight attendants were maligned as feminist sellouts, yet they were on the frontlines of a battle to assert gender equality and transform the workplace.

The panel discussion following the screening will include the film’s writer, director, producers, a former flight attendant and a former airline purser featured in the film. The discussion will be moderated by Emmy Award winning Executive Producer of American ExperienceCameo George.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Check-in begins at 1:30 PM in the Main Lobby; Theater opens at 2:30 PM; Seating is first-come, first-serve)
Location: William M. Allen Theater

Registration is FULL.

Just Anounced! We’ve added overflow seating in our Side Gallery where we’ll stream the film and the panel. Seating is first-come, first-serve for those unable to get a seat in the Theater.

Note: Registration only allows free entrance to the program, with no access to tour the galleries. If you wish to tour the Museum's galleries, you must check-in with your membership or pay general admission.

Registration is managed by PBS' American Experience.


Sarah Colt (Director, Writer) has directed and produced multiple documentaries for American Experience, including the Emmy-nominated Walt Disney, The Gilded Age, Henry Ford, The Polio Crusade, and, most recently, Billy Graham, which premiered in 2021. She founded Sarah Colt Productions in 2008 and has earned several awards for her work, including an Emmy and a Peabody nomination.

Mary Pat Laffey Inman (Former airline purser) became the first woman hired as a purser by Northwest Airlines. In 1970, she filed a class-action lawsuit to demand equal pay for women as pursers, beginning a legal journey taking 14 years until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in her favor.

Ann Hood (Author and former flight attendant) flew with TWA for eight years. She published her first novel in 1987 and has written more than a dozen award-winning books including Fly Girl, her recently published memoir about her career as a flight attendant.

Cameo George (Moderator) is a producer, writer and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in documentary, broadcast television and digital content production.