Nine writers on hand throughout the weekend

SEATTLE, June 10, 2011--On June 18 and 19 the Museum will host a weekend book signing party with nine of the most popular aviation novelists and nonfiction writers in the Northwest. The event is free, with books available for purchase.

Saturday, June 18
Jay Spenser, author of several books including "Whirlybirds: A History of U.S. Helicopter Pioneers"
Steve Vermillion - "Dustoff - No Compromise! No Rationalization! No Hesitation! Fly the Mission"
Jack W. Burke - "A Life Aloft"
Ted Huetter - "Edwards Air Force Base"
Novelist Paul Byers - "Catalyst"

Sunday, June 19
Steve Ellis and Ed Davies, authors of "Seattle's Commercial Aviation"
Mohan Pandey - "How Boeing Defied The Airbus Challenge"
Ted Huetter - "Edwards Air Force Base"
Novelist Karl Friedrich - "Wings: A Novel Of World War II Flygirls"
Novelist Paul Byers - "Catalyst"

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