David Williams, executive director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, discusses his new book A Race To Freedom: The Mira Slovak Story, which explores the fascinating story of the airline pilot who in 1953 fled Communist Czechoslovakia by hijacking his own commercial flight to West Germany. Slovak then went on to become a hydroplane racing champion, stunt flyer, Boeing 747 Captain, and Bill Boeing Jr.’s personal pilot.

FREE with Museum admission.
A Race to Freedom will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Meet Miss Wahoo

The piston-powered race boat will be on display at the Museum!