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Lecture / Presentation

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.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Astronaut Remembrance displays - 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday

Astronaut Remembrance docent talks - 11 am, 1:30 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday

For two days, the Museum honors the fallen astronauts of Apollo 1, and space shuttles STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia with special exhibits and docent presentations. These include an exhibit of artifacts from astronaut Willie McCool, STS-107 pilot, biographies of the astronauts who lost their lives in the line of duty, and docent presentations on the history of these events.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us at 2:30PM for our quarterly symposium featuring members of the American Fighter Aces Association, an organization made up of the some of the finest pilots in history! The Museum of Flight is proud to be the Home of the American Fighter Aces and regularly invites Aces to visit the Museum to tell their stories. Sponsored by the NW Friends of American Fighter Aces, this symposium will feature Aces and other combat pilots who flew in the Korean War from 1950-53.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Lew Wallick was Boeing's chief test pilot during the introduction of the 7-Series jets, and retired as Director of Flight test and Chief Test Pilot in 1986 after 35 years with the company. Along with flying the first 727, he was pilot or co-pilot on the first flights of the Boeing 737, 747SP, 757, 767 and more. His story is tied closely to a large portion of the aircraft in the Museum of Flight.

Saturday, February 1, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Leland Melvin, a veteran space shuttle astronaut, former NFL football player and current associate administrator of NASA's education programs, will deliver a family-friendly presentation at The Museum of Flight on Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Melvin flew on two shuttle missions, and is responsible for the development and implementation of NASA's education programs. With his engaging and friendly style, Melvin has spoken to thousands of students to inspire interest in science and technology and raise public awareness about NASA goals and missions. His Feb.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

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, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $20 for both days ($15 Museum Members).

Saturday, April 26, 2014 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for a special look at the heretofore secret history of the infamous "Area 51" in the Nevada desert. A day of presentations and tours about the infamous top-secret aircraft facility including our very own M-21 aircraft!

 

10-11am—Book Signing by author Peter Merlin in the Museum Lobby

 

11am-12:30pm—Presentation by author Peter Merlin on Area 51

 

1:30-2pm—Historical Tour of the Museum’s M-21 Blackbird in the Great Gallery

 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a very special free lecture, sponsored in partnership between the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, the Seattle Times, and the Museum of Flight. In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), the Museum and WSHERC have once again partnered to present a free lecture for the Puget Sound community by an expert on the Holocaust.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us as renowned author and Aviation Film expert Mark Carlson discusses the history of aviation-themed feature films! Author of "Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012," Mr. Carlson will discuss various feature films, whether blockbusters and lesser-known features, and will focus on how films have generated and reflected the interests of audiences in aviation history and development. Mr. Carlson will also be available to sign copies of his book, which can be purchased in the Museum Store.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Come and see Master Builders Bob Jacobsen and Cole Horton with their beautiful R2 units R2-D2 and R2-M5. Learn about some of the robot movie making and special effects from the Star Wars universe and what it took to build these amazing replicas, sometime from the Droids themselves! Are they really fusion powered? How much do they weigh? How do they travel to the Museum? All of your questions will be answered. Fun and informative for all ages. There will time to meet the builders and get pictures with the Droids afterward in this all new presentation.

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