Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Museum of Flight: History and Development of the T-6 with Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn

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 Quonset Hut Briefings

 The Museum's Senior Curator, Dan Hagedorn, is the author of "the definitive history" of the World War II-era training aircraft, the North American T-6. Hagedorn will share his deep passion and extensive knowledge of this classic airplane in a program at the Museum at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Weather-permitting, at least one T-6 will be flown to the Museum for display in the parking lot. The presentation is the first in a new series of up-close "briefings" in the Museum's replica World War II Quonset hut located in the J. Elroy McCaw Personal Courage Wing. The program is followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

 There is still time to register for the Challenger Learning Center public mission on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 1 - 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

 On the Radar: Great Arctic Adventure Take 2, Wright Spirit and more! See the calendar below for details.

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In This Issue

In Search of Amelia Earhart

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Family Programs

November 2009 Events

December 2009 Events


Amelia Earhart Exhibit 


2 in 1 rocket ship



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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.


Trailblazers in Aviation: Amelia Earhart

Nov. 21, 22, 28 and 29
Learn about Amelia and the aviator gear she wore in her famous flights, then make a pair of aviator goggles and an aviator scarf!


21st Century Airships

Dec. 5, 6, 19 and 20
Overshadowed by the airplane, the airship--a rigid or semi-rigid balloon, powered by engines--has a colorful history. Learn about these fascinating machines and then design your own airship!


Wright Spirit

Dec. 12 and 13

Learn how the Wright brothers solved the problem of controllable flight. Then make a model of one of their aircraft designs!


Winter Break Blast Off!

Dec. 26 - 30 | Noon - 3 p.m.

Gliders, helicopters or rockets--what will it be? Join us for daily aviation themed activities during the holiday break.








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November 2009 Events


Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m., PCW WWII, Quonset Hut 

Dan Hagedorn, a world-recognized North American T-6 historian, will brief you on one of the most advanced pilot training aircraft used by the Allies during WWII.


corsairHistory and Development of the Corsair with Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2 p.m., PCW WWII, Quonset Hut

Dan Hagedorn will take an up-close look at the design, development and missions of this well-known WWII Navy and Marine Corps fighter aircraft.  


December 2009 Events


Great Arctic Air AdventureGreat Arctic Air Adventure, Take 2

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m., Allen Theater

On Aug. 2, 2008, Seattle pilots Mark Schoening and Doug DeVries departed for a 10,000-mile circumnavigation of Canada via the famed Northwest Passage, flying de Havilland Beaver floatplanes. Hear about their exciting adventure during this public program.


Wright SpiritWright Spirit Holiday Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Celebrate the Wright brothers' first flight, along with the spirit of the season! Santa arrives by helicopter at 10 a.m. and he and Mrs. Claus visit children in the Great Gallery until 2 p.m. Enjoy holiday music, activities and discounted Museum gift memberships throughout the day.



Aces LogoAmerican Fighter Aces Panel

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m., Allen Theater

Naval aviators Capt. Donald "Flash" Gordon, Cmdr. Ralph E. Foltz and Air Force Capt. Everett "Bud" Miller share their stories about World War II air combat in the Pacific and European theaters of the war.


Dr. Eberhardt will present a retrospective analysis of The Museum of Flight's collection of WWI fighters.  


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