Celebrating the B-52

SEATTLE — On Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 10 p.m., the Museum of Flight offers a lecture, cocktail reception and dinner party with speakers in the museum’s B-52 60th Anniversary Symposium. Special guest of the dinner, which is sponsored by Honeywell, is former B-52 test pilot Brien Wygle.

Tickets $70/person ($120/couple), Museum Member/Honeywell employee price: $55/person ($95/couple). Tickets include program, reception and dinner, plus admission to the Museum of Flight on the day of the event and priority seating in the theater for the 4:30 p.m. program. To order online tickets, click here.

The 4:30 p.m. lecture, “History of the B-52 Development and Testing,” will include museum curatorial staff and special guest, B-52 test pilot Brien Wygle. 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, he flew 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, Wygle was the chief pilot on the first flight of the Boeing 737 and co-pilot on the first flight of the Boeing 747.

Following the lecture, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., will be a  no host cocktail reception in the Personal Courage Wing, with private tours of the exhibits. Guests include Vietnam War Operation Linebacker II participants, including Museum of Flight Trustee James Farmer, as well as other speakers in the museum’s B-52 60th Anniversary Symposium held that weekend.

Concluding the evening will be dinner from 7 to 10 p.m.

For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org

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