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Museum Free for Flight Attendants April 30

Date: 
04/20/2011

Events include "Style in the Aisle" panel discussion with flight attendants recalling life in the cabin from the 1950s to the present

SEATTLE, April 20, 2011--Saturday, April 30 is Flight Attendant Day at The Museum of Flight. Admission to the Museum is free for former and current flight attendants all day. Flight attendants only need to bring some proof of their profession to the admission desk - they may wear their flight attendant uniform, or show their airline "wings" or an airline-issued identification badge. The events feature a 2 p.m. panel discussion with five flight attendants representing service with several airlines from the 1950s to today. The day will also mark the final month of the popular Style in the Aisle exhibit showcasing flight attendants and their uniforms. The exhibit and events are free for flight attendants or with admission to the Museum.

Flight Attendant Day is in honor of 81 years of flight attendant service,which began in the United States on May 15, 1930, when Ellen Church made the first flight as a stewardess while on a Boeing Air Transport flight between San Francisco and Chicago.

Style in the Aisle Flight Attendant Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m.

In conjunction with the Style in the Aisle exhibit about flight attendants and their uniforms, the Museum will host a lively panel of five former and present flight attendants. An audience question-and answer-session will follow the discussion. Flight attendants in the audience are encouraged to remain for a group photograph.

Style in the Aisle - The Exhibit

The Museum's acclaimed Style in the Aisle temporary exhibit returns with exciting new flair. Style in the Aisle reveals the professional world of flight attendants and the popular cultures that influenced the job and its fashions. Created by The Museum of Flight, this delightful display of airline memorabilia and vintage uniforms spans from the nurse togs of the 1930s to the fab fashions inspired in the 1960s and 1970s. While retaining the essence of the original 2008 exhibit, most of the uniforms in this exhibit have not been seen since they graced airline cabins decades ago. The collection represents 12 airlines, including TWA, Braniff, Hughes Airwest and others that flew into the sunset years ago. Enhanced with photos, videos and artifacts, the exhibit captures the bygone ages of airline travel into the 1980s. The exhibit runs until May 30, 2011. The original Style in the Aisle premiered in 2008 for four months.

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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 Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

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 $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 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
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Tara Cashman
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