SEATTLE — Construction began Monday, April 6, on The Museum of Flight’s Aviation Pavilion — a structure that will cover more than 20 commercial and military airplanes once completed. Aircraft that will be moved to the Aviation Pavilion upon its completion include the museum’s recently restored Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, the 787 Dreamliner, Air Force One, the Concorde airliner and the B-17, B-29 and B-47 bombers. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a one-day symposium at The Museum of Flight on Saturday, July 26, brings together the leading experts on World War I aviation to show how recent investigations are revealing surprising new information.
Speakers include Javier Arango, who uses his personal collection of airworthy World War I airplanes in flight programs to chart the real abilities of the ancient aircraft. Other presenters are renowned World War I aviation historians and authors John Morrow, John Ross, John S. Ballard and Richard Hallion.
SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is making a $2.5 million gift to The Museum of Flight to create the Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center. Funds will be used to renovate existing facilities, support and sustain educational programs, increase staff, expand outreach to underrepresented communities, and enhance financial assistance.
SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight Speed of Sound concert series continues Jan. 31 with a three-band lineup of Northwest artists — Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands, Star Anna, and Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals.
SEATTLE — “Santa’s Landing Party” at The Museum of Flight begins Saturday morning, Dec. 14, with a children’s concert and the fly-in arrival of Santa Claus.
LINDBERGH DOES IT! TO PARIS IN 33-1/3 HOURS cried out the newspaper headlines on May 22, 1927. Lindbergh’s epic flight made front page headlines in papers all around the world.
We are all aware of the impact Lindbergh’s New York-to-Paris ?ight had on the public, but what other aviation events of the 1920s and 1930s were deemed of enough importance to garner headlines in the newspapers?
A panel of three B-52 pioneers will be at the museum, including Dick Taylor (pictured, in younger days), former chief of B-52 flight test; Brien Wygle, a B-52 engineering test pilot; and Air Force test pilot Brig. Gen. Guy Townsend (USAF Ret.), who was a pilot on the aircraft’s first flight. The Boeing Co. Historian Michael Lombardi will moderate the panel.
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