Thursday, July 28, 2011

Show & Tell Takes Flight and Naval Aircraft Fly-In

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Want to know more about your grandfather's Air Force uniform? Have photos of an aircraft you'd like to know more about? Bring your aviation- and space-themed antiques and artifacts and meet with an expert at the Museum's Show & Tell on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note that this event is for historical appraisals only. 

Bearcat and TigercatWe continue our celebration of the U.S. Naval Aviation centennial on Sunday, July 31, with a Grumman F8F Bearcat and Grumman F7F Tigercat fly-in and with U.S. Navy Rear Adm. James Kelly (Today's Naval Aviation) and historian Ted Young (U.S. Carrier Aviation in WWII.) Please visit our website  for more information on the program.

It's almost time for the annual Blue Angels visit! The Blues are scheduled to arrive mid-afternoon on August 2, with flights scheduled August 4 through 7. The flight schedule is included at the end of this newsletter.

In celebration of the Blue Angels visit, the Museum will open one hour earlier, 9 a.m., Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7. And don't forget to check out the Museum Store for great Blue Angels souvenirs!

Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul returns to the Museum August 5 through 7 for his popular "Sled Driver" program. Program begins at 2:30 p.m. each day in the William M. Allen Theater.

Cheryl Dart, Museum of Flight Membership    

In This Issue
Show & Tell Takes Flight
Museum Store
July Events
August Events
Blue Angels Schedule
A Note From Membership
Family Programs

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Show & Tell Takes Flight 
Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In this "Antiques Roadshow"-style event, the public is invited to bring their aviation-related antiques and artifacts to the Museum to have them identified and described by aerospace curators and experts. Free with admission to the Museum.
The Museum's 2011 celebration of the U.S. Navy's centennial of flight continues with vintage Naval aircraft fly-ins and two lectures throughout the day.
Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7
The Museum is again the Blue Angels' headquarters during the team's entire Seafair stay for the Boeing Air Show. 

Thursday, August 4, 5 to 9 p.m.
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.

Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, 2:30 p.m., Allen Theater
Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver" -- an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

Fallen Heroes Project with Artist Michael Reagan
Saturday, August 20, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Internationally recognized artist Michael Reagan will discuss his mission to produce a portrait of every man and woman to lose his or her life in the war on terror.

Tip-to-Tail Tour: Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
Sunday, August 21, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Great Gallery
Join Museum Docents for a Tip-to-Tail Tour of the A-4.

"Two Gold Coins and a Prayer" with Author James H. Keefe III Saturday, August 27, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
The eldest son of B-24 bomber pilot Lt. James Keefe, Jr., Keefe recounts his father's WWII experiences as a bomber pilot and POW.
Blue Angels Week | Boeing Field Schedule
Wednesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 7 
Viewing of ground and flight operations

Thursday, August 4  
Team practice between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Friday, August 5 
Team practice 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 6 
Seafair Air Show departure, 1 p.m.; return, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 7 
Seafair Air Show departure, 1 p.m.; return, 2:30 p.m.

Please note that this schedule is approximate and subject to change withour notice. Times are for Blue Angels operations at Boeing Field and differ from the official Seafiar Air Show schedule.  
A Note From Membership...

Ticket Discounts

2011 Blue Angels Boeing Air Show Ticket Discount
Members--don't forget that you can receive a discount on general admission tickets to the Boeing Air Show! See the July/August 2011 issue of Aloft for more information.

2011 Abbotsford International Air Show
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Museum of Flight Members receive an exclusive discounted rate for the Abbotsford Air Show! Visit or call 1.800.888.2535 for more information.

Member Events
Naval Aviation Exhibit Member Preview
Saturday, July 23, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Members and their guests with passes are invited to the opening of our new exhibit celebrating the centennial of Naval aviation. Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives of the Museum and the Navy. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call 206.764.5711.

Blue Angels Luncheon
Friday, August 5 or Sunday, August 7
Open to Member Levels Flight Leader and Above
Enjoy a picnic lunch as you watch the Blue Angels take off from our exclusive viewing area on the Museum Balcony!
Space is limited. Reservations must be made by August 2 to attend either luncheon. To RSVP, please call 206.764.5711. Please note that there is no reserved parking for this event.

Dawn Patrol | The Lockheed Constellation
Saturday, August 20
Open to Member Levels Flight Leader and Above
Join us for a program and tour of the Museum's "Connie" with Bob Bogash. RSVP at 206.764.5711 by August 17 to attend.
Weekend Family Workshops

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