SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2019—The Museum’s iconic Boeing 747 prototype first took flight on February 9, 1969, and in celebration of this 50th anniversary there will be a weekend of special activities. On Feb. 9, there will be tours of the main cabin and a 2 p.m. public presentation with expert talks and video clips detailing the design, development, and first flight of the 747.

On Feb. 10, visitors have exclusive access to the Museum’s Jumbo Jet’s upper-deck lounge. Although the upper deck is usually closed to visitors, there will be limited, free tickets to walk up the spiral stairs to experience the most talked-about cabin of the Jet Age. Programs free with Museum admission.

Each day, visitors can enjoy music from 1969, mingle with Pan Am flight attendants, and chat with aviation experts about the history of the 747.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for the Feb. 10 tours of the upper deck. Reservations can be made while purchasing Museum admission online; limited availability. Tickets may also be available at the Museum depending on availability. First come, first served.

NOTE: Stairs to the upper deck of the 747 are steep, and for the safety of all, children under 10 years old will not be allowed.

Image: The Museum's Boeing 747 prototype. Credit The Museum of Flight Boeing Collection.


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