Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This Weekend at The Museum of Flight: 747 Program and Tours

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 The revolutionary Boeing 747 is profiled in a panel presentation Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. with Northwest Airlines 747 captains and a trans-oceanic purser; 747 chief engineer Joe Sutter; and the first 747 pilot, Brien Wygle. The panelists will talk about the historic jumbo jet that first took to the skies 40 years ago. A limited number of randomly chosen audience members will have the rare opportunity to tour the Museum's 747 prototype--usually closed to the public--after the program. More information...

Also featured Oct. 3 is a Northwest Airlines 747-200 that will be open for tours 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The aircraft will be located next to the Museum's south parking lot. The 747 tours are free with admission to the Museum. 

This Thursday, Oct. 1 is Wells Fargo Free Thursday! The Museum stays open late with free admission from 5 - 9 p.m. Also, from 5 - 9 p.m. learn about the wonders of the night sky during the Museum's Astronomy Day activities. Meet local astronomy enthusiasts, check out the night sky in the Museum's portable planetarium, and hear about the latest exciting findings from robotic explorers in space presented by NASA Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs!

There is not much time left to vote for The Museum of Flight in Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington "Best Museum" category! Voting ends October 11. Click here to vote!

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In This Issue

In Search of Amelia Earhart

Museum of Flight Store

Family Programs

October 2009 Events

Museum of Fright

Spook-tacular Sleepover!


Museum of Fright


Amelia Earhart Exhibit



747 model



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Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a pilot or an astronaut? Here is your chance! The Museum is now offering public missions in our flight and space simulations. For program information and schedule, click here.    


Bank of America Weekend Family Workshops


Saturdays and Sundays 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.


Constellations: Pictures in the Night Sky

Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25

Some of the oldest stories in the World can be seen in the night sky. Visitors will hear how people have used the stars to instruct and entertain each other, and then design a constellation mobile!


Flightfully Spooky Halloween!

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

Make a ghostly creature that is sure to give your parents a fright when you send it floating through the air. Join in on the flightfully spooky fun--that is, if you're not to scared! 








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October 2009 Events


Wells Fargo Free First Thursday

Thursday, Oct. 1, 5 - 9 p.m.

Once a month, the Museum stays open late-and admission is free from 5 - 9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum Store and Wings CafĂ© will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.
galaxy imageAstronomy Day
Thursday, Oct. 1, 5 - 9 p.m.

Meet local astronomy enthusiasts and learn about the wonders of the night sky. 


747Northwest Airlines 747-200 Panel Discussion 
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
A panel including Joe Sutter, chief engineer for the original 747 program; Brien Wygle, first flight pilot for the 747; and NWA captains will talk about this historic airplane. A limited number of passes to tour the Museum's 747 prototype will be given out randomly to members of the audience after the program.
747 Airplane Tours
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Adjacent to the Museum South Parking Lot

A retiring Northwest Airlines 747 will be open for tours for free with admission to the Museum.  
Collectibles ShowSeattle Airline Collectibles Show
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Skyline Room
Pilot's wings, timetables, postcards, and more... if it has an airline logo on it, chances are you can find it at the annual airline collectibles show. Show admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6 - 15. Attendees will receive $2 off Museum admission. 


Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Library and Archives Building

Books, magazines, posters and more will be for sale in the Museum's Library and Archives Building.


GalileoGalileo: What I Saw Through My Telescope

Saturdays, Oct. 10, 17, and 31, Noon and 1 p.m. Murdock Challenger Theater

Listen to Galileo explain his discoveries viewing the night sky in the fall and winter of 1609-1610 in this 20 minute theater presentation.  


Pathfinders28th Annual Pathfinder Awards Banquet
Saturday, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m.
The Museum of Flight and the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will honor Northwest aerospace luminaries Dr. James Joki and John Roundhill during the 28th Annual Pathfinder Awards Banquet. For more information and ticket information, click here.


CSI on the Runway"CSI on the Runway" - Airline Accident Investigations with Expert John Purvis

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m., Allen Theater

Museum Docent John Purvis is an internationally recognized authority in large aircraft safety and accident investigation. He will discuss accident investigation and aircraft safety.


Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Great Gallery

The Northwest Historical Miniatures Gaming Society exhibits their fascinating hobby, which combines the challenge of fine model-making and sophisticated strategy game playing.  


Sunday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Great Gallery

A discussion of WWII German rocketry with Docent Dr. Dieter Zube.   



amelia earhartNew Exhibit: In Search of Amelia Earhart
Saturday, Oct. 24, Great Gallery
This comprehensive new exhibit will feature many of Earhart's original personal artifacts on loan from private collections, Purdue University, International Women's Air and Space Museum and others. The exhibit will include rare photos, newspapers and newsreel footage.


777SPEEA program "Gagarin's Envelope and Bush's Ballot: Our Evolving Relationship with Automation in Aviation and Society"
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m., Allen Theater

Boeing Associate Technical Fellow Victory Riley delivers a fascinating look at our high tech world and the pros and cons of automation. 


Museum of Fright

Friday, Oct. 30, 4 - 9 p.m.

Spook-tacular Sleepover 

Friday, Oct. 30 - Saturday, Oct. 31 5 p.m. - 9 a.m.

See information below! 

The Life and Legacy of Amelia Earhart
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m.,  Allen Theater

Amelia Earhart expert Debra Plymate will deliver a thoughtful program about Earhart's life, her philosophy and her legacy.


Museum of Fright


Museum of FrightThe Museum of Fright
Friday, Oct. 30, 4 - 9 p.m., Museum Wide
For one night only The Museum of Flight becomes... The Museum of Fright! Bring the kids to the Museum as the whole family will be scared silly with safe and fun activities that will leave you in stitches! Enjoy Halloween treats, games and more! Meet the ghosts of aviations past and hear the stories of flights long dead and gone. Fun and "dead"ucational activities for the whole family all evening long. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth 5 - 17, free for children under 5.


Spook-tacular Sleepover!


Spook-tacular Sleepover!
Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. to Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m., Museum Wide
Enjoy a frightful night of family fun at The Museum of Flight! Stay after the Museum of Fright for a slumber party at the Museum. The night at the Museum includes: a special edition of our Flying Gizmo Show; all of the Museum of Fright activities; a chilling flashlight tour of the WWI and WWII galleries; a snack and breakfast. Space is limited. Register by Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. Ages 7 and up accompanied by adults. Minimum 1 adult per 5 children. Members: $35/youth, $15 adults. Non-members: $40 youth/ $20 adults. To register, call (206) 768-1384. For more information call (206) 768-7142 or e-mail:


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