SEATTLE, May 12, 2009
--Join the Museum this Memorial Day weekend for the annual Cascade Warbirds Fly-In on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can view a wide variety of beautifully restored vintage military aircraft representing several nations' armed forces from World War II through the Vietnam conflict. Operating under the motto "keep 'em flying," the Cascade Warbirds work to preserve history by maintaining important military aircraft. Planes such as a North AmericanT-28 Trojan, DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk, Cessna O-2 Skymaster and a Douglas AD-4 Skyraider will participate in the fly-in. In addition, the pilot/owners of these planes will be on-hand to answer questions and share their enthusiasm for these vintage warbirds. Viewings are free of charge. The Cascade Warbirds is an affiliate squadron of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Warbirds of America organization. The EAA's World War II B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, will also be at the Museum that day--and through Monday, May 25--for ground and air tours.