|Military and Civil Helicopters Displayed at American Heroes Air Show
6th annual fly-in at The Museum of Flight highlights public service June 19
SEATTLE, May 26, 2010--The American Heroes Air Show lands at The Museum of Flight Saturday, June 19 for Seattle's largest gathering of helicopters for public display. Held in several locations around the U.S., the American Heroes Air Show is the nation's premier helicopter fly-in event designed to profile aviation's dynamic role in law enforcement, public safety, communications, and search and rescue, as well as homeland security and national defense. The event also features public safety job recruiting fair. Free to the public, the family-focused event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Museum of Flight parking lot. Before 9 a.m., visitors can see the helicopters land at the Museum ramp.
The American Heroes Air Show brings helicopters and the people who operate them to the Museum to give the public a hands-on experience with the tools of their trade. People of all ages are welcome to come get up close and personal with helicopters from Airlift Northwest, the U.S. Army, King County Sheriff, Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and King 5 News. The CODE 3 Recruitment Fair provides information about job opportunities with the military, U.S. Marshals, TSA, Washington State Police, King County Sheriff, Seattle Police, FBI, Seattle Fire Department and many more. Most participants in the fair will have vehicles and other objects of their trade to share with attendees along with career information.
For more information please see: http://www.heroes-airshow.com
Helicopter Lecture at 2 p.m.
In conjunction with the American Heroes Airshow at the Museum on Saturday, June 19, aviation author and Seattle resident Jay Spenser will give an illustrated presentation on the history of the "whirlybirds." The program blends Spenser's insights and humor with superb imagery to trace rotary-wing flight's earlier days, including key pioneers, happenings, and technological emergences. Spenser will field audience questions and sign books following the presentation. The program is in the William M. Allen Theater at 2 p.m. and is free with Museum admission.
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 J. Elroy McCaw Personal Courage Wing displays 28 World War I and World War II aircraft from the United States and other countries including Germany, Russia, and Japan. Over 30 aircraft representing the first century of aviation are displayed in the all-glass T.A. Wilson Great Gallery. The evolution of space flight and a look into the future are presented in the exhibit, Space: Exploring the New Frontier. The Airpark includes outdoor displays including the first jet Air Force One, a supersonic Concorde airliner and the prototype Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Interactive displays in The Flight Zone provide educational and entertaining activities for young children. The Museum's aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. More than 140,000 students are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs--the most extensive museum-based youth aviation and space education program in the country. The Museum is the only air and space museum in Washington State that is both nationally accredited with the American Association of Museums and a Smithsonian affiliate.
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 $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $8 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 www.museumofflight.org.
|Ted Huetter PR and Promotions Manager