Arrival of the Lockheed Model 10-E Electra
Time: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Event Type: Public Programs
Location: William M. Allen Theater
For arrival and schedule updates -- call our Electra Hotline at 206-764-5712
On this exciting day, the Museum of Flight will be welcoming the greatly anticipated arrival of the newest aircraft to our collection: an immaculately restored Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, the same type of aircraft that Amelia Earhart piloted on her fateful final flight.
This particular aircraft, NC-14900, has a wonderful history on its own. It was built for Northwest Airlines and began passenger service in 1935. It served in WWII and then went back to flying passengers for various airlines until it was restored to replicate Amelia Earhart's Electra in 1996. In 1997 Linda Finch flew it around the world, reenacting Amelia's flight. Today there is only one other genuine Lockheed Electra Model 10-E in existence.
At noon, the Museum will offer a public program in the newly renovated William M. Allen Theater, featuring talks by Museum Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn, as well as aircraft acquisition expert Bob Bogash. Mr. Bogash has been instrumental in the acquisition of a number of aircraft for the Museum, including the Concord, 747 prototype and F-104 Starfighter. These two will discuss the particulars of acquiring the Electra for the Museum's collection, as well as Amelia Earhart's relationship with this aircraft type.
Following the program, the Electra is expected to arrive at Boeing Field at 1:45pm, weather and unforeseen travel delays permitting. It will taxi into the Museum's east parking lot for an arrival celebration that is not to be missed!
Half-price admission will be offered this day to visitors who arrive in 1930’s period dress. The public program is free for Museum members and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight.