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Capt. Lyle D. Bobzin, a 36-year veteran pilot for Trans World Airlines, will be at the Museum to sign copies of his book, "Flight Around the World, An Autobiography," on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Father knows best (well, at least on June 17 this year).

Let us help you treat dad to his favorite place on Father’s Day, June 17, when all fathers are admitted to The Museum of Flight for free! No coupons necessary! There will be lots of activities for dad and the kids, including the LegoMan Lounge in the Great Gallery, where kids can play with a virtually unlimited number of Legos and get expert building advice from the official LegoMan! Dad will love the tours around the Museum’s Vietnam War jet fighters (and check out the recently-added Huey helicopter). And everyone will be amazed at the inside of the Museum’s Boeing 747 interior (now open for the first time on Father’s Day). And did we mention that dads get in for free on Father’s Day?
Get fired up.

Friday, June 22 is Fire Department Kids Day at the Museum, when the East Parking Lot turns into a colorful carnival of big trucks and the friendly firefighters who use them. Kids of all ages can view (and climb aboard) the fire equipment on display and meet the men and women who always come to the rescue. Special guests include Smokey the Bear! The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spread your wings.

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour is based at the Museum June 22-24, providing visitors the unique chance to experience both of the American heavy bombers that helped win World War II. Flights and ground tours are available on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and the Consolidated B-24J Liberator. Flight training is offered in a P-51C Mustang. And who doesn’t like the sound of those big piston engines?

Not Forgotten

Author Barry Martin will be signing copies of his book, "Forgotten Aviatior: The Royal Leonard Story," on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shuttle diplomacy.

On Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m., the 29-foot-long nose section of the space shuttle trainer is scheduled to arrive at the Museum via NASA’s Super Guppy transport. A big celebration is planned, with astronauts, the Sounders Band, and some very special guests. The Super Guppy will be on exhibit for the weekend, and the arrival kicks off a week of special activities culminating with a dance party on July 7.

Cut the rug!

Speaking of dance parties, on July 7, the legendary Harry James Orchestra is coming to The Museum of Flight for the Boogie Woogie Hangar Dance, from 6 to 10 p.m. It’s a Big Band dance party featuring the sweet, sweet horn of the incomparable Fred Radke and the captivating vocals of Gina Funes. Break out your inner Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy for a night you’ll never forget! Food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets available online or the day of the program. Members $25. General $30.

Membership has its privileges.

Museum Members are invited to a Members-only space shuttle astronaut autograph session on Saturday, June 30 starting at 2:30 p.m. All Members in attendance will receive a commemorative space shuttle trainer poster to have signed.

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Thank you for your continued support! We hope to see you soon.

The Museum of Flight

Book Signing

Capt. Lyle D Bobzin, "Flight Around the World, An Autobiography"

Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Event

Father’s Day Celebration

Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Activity

Voyage to Mars: Space Travel for Families

Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Outdoor Event

Fire Department Day

Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. East Parking Lot

Aircraft Fly-In Event

Wings of Freedom World War II Bomber Tour

Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2012 Seattle Science Festival Event

Luminaries of Space

Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Book Signing

"Forgotten Aviator: The Royal Leonard Story," Barry Martin

Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special Event

Delivery of the Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Cabin

Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Panel Discussion

American Fighter Aces Symposium

Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m.

Special Event

Boogie Woogie Hangar Dance

July 7, 6 to 10 p.m.

Aircraft Fly-In Event

American Heroes Air Show – Courage at the Speed of Flight

Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Space Exploration Day Lecture

Presentation with Astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt

Saturday, July 21, 2 p.m.

Family Activity

Voyage to Mars: Space Travel for Families

Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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