The Dec. 11 lecture at Seattle’s Museum of Flight features retired Boeing engineer Bob Bogash presenting the story of Kelly Johnson, one of the most influential aeronautical engineers in aviation history. The program profiles the Lockheed manager and engineer who was involved in the design of dozens of aircraft, including the Model 10 Electra, P-38 Lightning, P-80 Shooting Star, F-104 Starfighter, SR-71 Blackbird and the Constellation airliner. Johnson was also instrumental in the operation of Lockheed’s legendary division of advanced projects, the Skunkworks, where he helped develop the U-2 and Blackbird spy planes.
The program is at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater, and is free with admission to the museum.
Visitors to the museum can see many examples of Johnson’s designs, including the Blackbird, Lightning, Starfighter and Constellation. Johnson’s personal corporate aircraft, the Lockheed Jetstar prototype, can be seen at the Museum’s Restoration Center at Paine Field in Everett.
For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org