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SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2010
Sometimes Eagle's Wings: The Saga of Aérospostale
Lecture and Book Signing with Joy Dunkerley
Honeywell Aerospace Lecture Series at The Museum of Flight
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2-3 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
Author Joy Dunkerley will present a lecture and book signing about the French airline, Aérospostale. Aéropostale was the world's first intercontinental carrier and a company that catapulted France into the role of the world's aviation leader. Dunkerley's history of the airline, "Sometimes Eagle's Wings: The Saga of Aérospostale," looks at the company's origins and the extraordinary personalities--from its visionary owners to its modest mechanics--that made it a force in the industry. Dunkerley shows the role of technology in its development, and how the airline dealt with governments struggling to develop a legal framework for a new form of transportation. The program is free with admission to the Museum.
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop -
Constellations: Pictures in the Night Sky
Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Some of the oldest stories in the world can be seen in the night sky. Hear how people have used the stars to instruct and entertain each other. Then design a constellation mobile!
Wells Fargo Free First Thursday
Thursday, Oct. 7, 5-9 p.m.
Once a month, the Museum stays open late--for free! Enjoy the Museum's Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit and more from 5-9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 5-9 p.m.
Special programs and family activities all looking up to the deep sky from 5 to 9 p.m. Local astronomy clubs will be at the Museum to share their knowledge of the heavens with viewing opportunities through their telescopes, and visitors can also marvel at the wonders of the night sky in the Museum's portable planetarium.
20th Annual Airline Collectibles Show
Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Skyline Room
Pilot's wings, timetables, postcards, china and more--if it has an airline logo on it, chances are it can be found at the Annual Airline Collectibles Show. More than 500 collectors and dealers from around the world are expected to attend. Each year brings new rare finds and great door prizes--including a pair of tickets on Alaska Airlines. Show admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-15. Show patrons receive a $2 discount on Museum admission.
For more information, e-mail the Seattle Airline Collectibles Show at email@example.com or visit www.seattleairlineshow.com
The Museum of Flight Library Book Sale
Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum of Flight Library/Archives Building
The bargains are big when the largest aerospace library and archive on the West Coast has a book sale. This annual event offers low prices on thousands of books, magazines, posters and memorabilia--many of them vintage and out of print. Ample free parking next to the Library/Archive building adjacent to the Museum Airpark.
China Clipper, Pan American Airways and Popular Culture
Lecture and presentation with Larry Weirather
Honeywell Aerospace Lecture Series at The Museum of Flight
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
The Pan American Airways flying boats of the 1930s and 1940s evoked everything that was luxurious, exotic and glamorous in air travel. Called "clipper ships" by the airline, their routes spanned the seven seas. The planes and the Pan Am logo became iconic of the American experience. Author Larry Weirather will show the many ways--from the movies, books and posters--the Pan Am clipper ships played a part in popular culture. The program is free with admission to the Museum.
Pathfinder Awards Banquet
Saturday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.
The Museum of Flight honors Pacific Northwest individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the aerospace industry with its annual Pathfinder Award. This year's fundraising banquet honors pilot/entrepreneur Clay Lacy, William Boeing Jr. and Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann--the first woman hired by The Boeing Company as a production test pilot.
Tickets are available to the Pathfinder Awards Banquet. For reservations call 206-764-5709.
For more information about the Pathfinder Award, see: http://www.museumofflight.org/exhibits/pathfinders
To visit the interactive Pathfinder Awards database, see: http://www.museumofflight.org/files/video/PathFinders/
Lecture and book signing with Cory Graff, Steve Ellis and Ed Davies
Saturday, Oct 16, 2010: 2 p.m.-3 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
Cory Graff has written several books on aviation and on the history of the Puget Sound area, including "Boeing Field," and the newly-published "The Navy in Puget Sound." Ed Davies has written hundreds of magazine articles and several books about aviation. Steve Ellis is a Seattle native and former journalist. Davies and Ellis coauthored the book, "Seattle Commercial Aviation 1908-1941." This program will bring all the authors together for a wide-ranging program about the fascinating history of aviation in the Seattle area. The program is free with admission to the Museum.
Family Halloween Event: The Museum of Fright
Friday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Museum-Wide
Bring the kids to the Museum as the whole family will be scared silly with safe and fun activities that will leave you in stitches! Enjoy Halloween treats, games and more! Meet the ghosts of aviation's past and hear the stories of flights long dead and gone. Fun and "dead"ucational activities for the whole family all evening long. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth 5 - 17, free for children 4 and under.
Halloween Event: The Museum of Fright Sleepover
Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. to Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m., Museum-Wide
Enjoy a frightful night of family fun at The Museum of Flight! Begin your evening with Museum of Fright activities, then stay after for a Spooktastic slumber party! The Museum of Fright Sleepover includes: a special edition of our Flying Gizmo Show, a chilling flashlight tour of the WWI and WWII galleries, a snack and breakfast. Space is limited. Register by Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. For ages 7 and up, accompanied by an adult. Minimum 1 adult per 5 children. Members: $35/youth, $15 adults. Non-members: $40 youth/ $20 adults. To register, call (206) 764-1384. For more information contact (206) 768-7142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Flightfully Spooky Halloween!
Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Fly your broomstick to the Museum and help us celebrate Halloween's scariest flyers! Make a ghostly creature that is sure to give your parents a fright when you send it floating through the air. Join in on the flightfully spooky fun--that is, if you're not too scared!
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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 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.