Helicopters Descend to Museum July 14

American Heroes Airshow -"Courage at the Speed of Flight" is a free event


Photo of boy in helicopter.

SEATTLE, July 9, 2012--Seattle's only helicopter air show is a celebration of public service. On July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Museum's parking lot will be filled with a variety of helicopters flown here for the American Heroes Airshow, "Courage at the Speed of Flight." Admission is free.


Visitors can see how helicopters play an important role in law enforcement, fire service, public safety, communications, national defense and homeland security. The American Heroes Air Show features static displays, special presentations and entertainment. Representatives from many organizations including local flight schools, Border Patrol, Search and Rescue units, and the U.S. Coast Guard will be available to answer questions. See helicopters like the Blackhawk flown by the U.S. Army 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, as well as those flown by Airlift Northwest, KING 5 TV and many others. Come early to see the helicopters land.   


New this year, the air show will include a special U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service naturalization ceremony for members of the military, first responders and aviators who have applied for U.S. citizenship. The public are welcome to attend this patriotic event and witness people achieve their dreams of citizenship.


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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.


The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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