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Lecture / Presentation

Coffee with the Curator
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Did you know the Museum has the largest aerospace library on the West Coast? Head Librarian Meredith Lowe Prather will showcase the many resources available in the Harl V. Brackin Library.

Museum Members are welcome to bring lunch to this program--coffee and cookies are on us!

--Please note: This event takes place in the Murdock Theater in the Museum's Great Gallery, not the Red Barn as previously stated.

Sarah Rickman
Saturday, August 23, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Museum of Flight welcomes author Sarah Rickman for a special program in our Stories of Courage series.

Sarah Byrn Rickman has been researching the WASP and following their activities for 22 years. In that time, she has published four books about these women who flew for the U.S. Army in WWII.

Two aircraft from Javier Arango's collection.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 -
10:30am to 6:15pm

The Museum presents a day-long symposium featuring renowned WWI aviation experts, who will discuss the topic: What do we know now about military aviation in the First World War?

The speakers and schedule:

10:30 a.m. to noon: Javier Arango and Dr. John Morrow.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Rainier Flight Service Event: FREE Mountain Flying Seminar

Rainier Flight Service and The Museum of Flight

Invite you to

2014 Mountain Flying:  Lessons and Stories from America's most Rugged Terrain


The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful natural landscape in North America.  From sea to desert; rain forest to alpine wilderness; the opportunities to experience all of them are available to a certain demographic unlike any other: The Aviator. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Airline and aviation engineering professionals will discuss the state of today’s airline industry during a panel presentation on April 8 at 7 p.m. Featured speaker will be Jim Albaugh, former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and incoming president of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The panel also includes Martin Waide, a mechanical-engineering veteran with 60 years of experience in motor racing and unmanned aircraft; and Tad McGeer, founder of the unmanned aircraft companies Insitu and Aerovel.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

June 7 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Allied landing at Normandy during World War II. In the third installment of our “Stories of Courage” series, Museum Curator Dan Hagedorn and historian Dr. JD Wyneken will present a public program commemorating this event. The presentation will be followed by audience Q&A.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Join Museum Curator Dan Hagedorn for a special "Stories of Courage" presentation about the Museum’s original Caproni Ca. 20, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014. Famously known as the world’s first true fighter plane, the Caproni holds a place of honor at the front of the World War I exhibit. Learn the history behind this one-of-a-kind aircraft and its journey to The Museum of Flight.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

The Museum of Flight will host a two-day symposium about aviation archaeology on March 15-16.  The “Before It’s Too Late” symposium will bring together an international team of experts on aircraft recovery and crash-site preservation. Their presentations will explore all aspects of aviation archaeology, with amazing stories of recovery operations from forests, frozen lakes and beneath the sea. The event begins with a live hook-up with the Royal Air Force Museum in England. Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $20 for both days ($15 Museum Members).

Saturday, March 8, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Trailblazers: The Women of the Boeing Company

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cory Graff, Curator at the Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, Wash., will lecture at the Museum of Flight on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. This Royal Aeronautical Society presentation, "The Flying Heritage Collection: Home of Flying Warbirds," begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Graff is the author of seven aviation history books, and for 12 years at The Museum of Flight he was an exhibits developer and assistant curator.