Thursday, April 14, 2011

Free Museum Of Flight Admission on Saturday, April 16

Flight Plans Banner
While the Museum will not be the home of one of NASA's retiring space shuttles, we're excited to announce that the Museum is the future home of NASA's full-fuselage trainer (FFT). This one-of-a-kind educational artifact will allow our visitors to walk inside and see where every space shuttle astronaut trained. The FFT will be a part of our new Space Gallery, which we anticipate opening in Spring 2012.
We want to extend our gratitude to the community for their continued support of the Museum, so on Saturday, April 16, Museum admission is free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are many exciting plans for the Museum's future, and we couldn't do it without all of you!   
At 2 p.m. on April 16, Sam Howe Verhovek, author of  "Jet Age: The Comet, the 707 and the Race to Shrink the World" joins Boeing 707 test pilot Brien Wygle, 707 training instructor Peter Morton and Boeing Company Historian Mike Lombardi for a presentation in the William M. Allen Theater.
And on April 17, Museum Docents will present a "Tip-to-Tail" discussing the beginning of human space flight in our Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit. The tours will begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  
Cheryl Dart, Membership Manager 
In This Issue
Museum of Flight Store
A Note From Membership
April 2011 Events
May 2011 Events
Family Programs

Museum of Flight Store

Membership in a Box
A Note From Membership...

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 26, 4 p.m., Allen Theater
Museum members are invited to join us in the theater for our Annual Meeting.

Exhibit Opening: Holtgrewe World War I Model Exhibit
Saturday, May 21, 8:30-10 a.m., Personal Courage Wing WWI Gallery
Members and their guests (with guest passes) are invited to join the Museum and Dr. H. Logan Holtgrewe unveil the new collection of 1/48-scale models of WWI aircraft. Coffee, hot chocolate, juice and donuts will be served. Please RSVP to or call 206.768.7171.
The Museum of Flight
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April 2011 Events

Educator Open House
Thursday, April 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to an exclusive open house, where they can meet senior curator Dan Hagedorn, tour the Museum's galleries with our world-class Docent corps, and see the great education programs the Museum has to offer. Space is limited. Please RSVP to by April 8 if you would like to attend.

Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World
Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Featuring author Sam Howe Verhovek, Boeing 707 test pilot Brien Wygle, 707 Training Instructor Peter Morton and Boeing Company Historian Mike Lombardi.

Tip-to-Tail Tour: The Beginning of Human Space Flight
Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Space Exhibit
Join Museum Docents for a Tip-to-Tail Tour of the Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit.

"Rosie the Riveter" by the 5th Avenue Theatre
Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Seattle's acclaimed 5th Avenue Theatre brings its Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company to the Museum for a special performance of its new musical, "Rosie the Riveter," telling the story of the heroic women of the WWII workforce.

Museum Garage Sale
Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Office furniture, tools, theater equipment, and more! The Museum is holding a garage sale on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 with proceeds supporting Museum operations.

Flight Attendant Day
Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
In honor of the first flight attendant, Ellen Church, and 81 years of flight attendant service, admission to all current and former flight attendants is free! Just bring proof of profession--badge, wings, or even wear your uniform!

Style in the Aisle Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Current and former flight attendants tell their stories of the exciting early days of serving the public and seeing the world. An audience question-and-answer session will follow the discussion.
May 2011 Events

Museum Garage Sale
Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Office furniture, tools, theater equipment, and more! The Museum is holding a garage sale on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 with proceeds supporting Museum operations.
Free First Thursday, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Thursday, May 5, 5 to 9 p.m., Museum-wide
Once a month, the Museum stays open late--for free! Enjoy Museum exhibits and galleries from 5 to 9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo.
Space DayThursday, May 5, 5 to 9 p.m., Museum-wide
Space Day celebrates the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities specific to the exploration of space. The Museum offers a galaxy of space-related activities during Free First Thurday.
Naval Aviation Centennial Day sponsored by HoneywellSaturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Museum-wide
The Museum celebrates the U.S. Navy's 100th year of aviation with a full day of special activities sponsored by Honeywell. In addition to lectures, there will be a Grumman F7F Tigercat and F8F Bearcat fly-by at 10:30 a.m. The planes will be on static display the rest of the day.
Norris will share his behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and unexpected problems associated with recording the evolving history of Boeing's newest twin aisle airliner. His talk will include an overview of the development of his book, "Boeing 787 Dreamliner."
New Exhibit: Holtgrewe World War I Model Aircraft CollectionSaturday, May 21, Personal Courage Wing, WWI exhibit
This new exhibit of 152 astonishingly detailed models of 1/48-scale WWI aircraft were handmade by Dr. Logan Holtgrewe, including a 13-foot long Zeppelin. Holtgrewe previously crafted the 1/72-scale models in the WWII gallery.
The History of Lighter than Air in War and Peace
Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Airship historian Dr. Horst Schirmer will give a presentation on the history of Zeppelin dirigibles. Schirmer has nurtured a life-long interest in airship history, and he is possibly the only person still alive who flew on the ill-fated Hindenberg.
Aluminum Overcast: EAA B-17 Bomber Fly-InThursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30
The Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17 makes its annual Museum visit for bomber rides and ground tours May 26-30.

Cascade Warbirds Fly-In
Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Museum of Flight hosts the annual Cascade Warbirds Fly-in of vintage military airplanes on Saturday, May 28. A wide variety of restored planes representing several nations' armed forces from World War II through the Vietnam conflict will be on view in the Museum parking lot 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The pilot/owners of the planes will be on hand to answer questions and share their enthusiasm for these vintage warbirds. The aircraft will arrive between 8 and 9 a.m. Viewing the planes is free. 

Tuskegee Airmen Panel
Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Tuskegee Airman veterans Capt. George Hickmann, Lt. Col LeRoy Gillead and Lt. Col. Ed Drummond will share their experiences during this 2 p.m. panel.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, noon, Side Gallery
The Boeing Employees Concert Band will set the stage by performing patriotic music. At 1 p.m., Museum President and CEO Doug King will preside over a ceremony with Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton. Other special guests include Tuskegee Airmen Hickmann, Gillead and Drummond.  

Weekend Family Workshops

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