Three aviation writers present the story of flight in Jet City


SEATTLE, Oct.  7, 2010--Three Puget Sound authors will combine their resources for an Oct. 16 program at The Museum of Flight about Seattle aviation. Authors Cory Graff, Steve Ellis and Ed Davies are well known in the Seattle area for their aviation reporting and expertise. Graff is the Chief Curator for the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field, and has written several books on aviation and on the history of the Puget Sound area, including "Boeing Field," and the newly-published "The Navy in Puget Sound." Ed Davies has written hundreds of magazine articles and several books about aviation. Steve Ellis is a Seattle native and former journalist. Davies and Ellis coauthored the book, "Seattle Commercial Aviation 1908-1941." This program will feature many historical photographs to illustrate the fascinating history of aviation in the Seattle area. The presentation is at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater, and is free with admission to the Museum.

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