Super Duper Shuttle Saturday.
This is the start of something big. On Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m., the 29-foot-long crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Trainer is scheduled to arrive at the Boeing Field via NASA’s Super Guppy transport. The plane will be moved into the Museum’s parking lot, where a big celebration is planned with astronauts, the Sounders Band, and some very special guests. You are all invited to attend! The crew compartment will be loaded off of the airplane and moved across the street and into its new permanent home, the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. 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.
Let the ShuttleFest begin.
Celebrate the delivery of the Space Shuttle Trainer with ShuttleFest, a week of special activities, lectures and book signings, concluding with a Big Band dance party July 7.
Sunday, July 1, 2 p.m. ShuttleFest Astronaut Lecture
Astronauts Greg Johnson and Mike Foreman will share their experiences as pilots and astronauts during a public program in the Museum theater. West Seattle native Greg "Ray J" Johnson is the pilot during the Super Guppy Shuttle Trainer delivery flight from Houston to Seattle. Mike Foreman is a former Naval Aviator and veteran of two shuttle flights to the International Space Station.
ShuttleFest Free Book Signings
July 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ted Huetter, author of "Edwards Air Force Base."
July 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sam Howe Verhovek, author of "Jet Age."
July 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dr. Dean Hunter, author of "For Love of Life and Country."
ShuttleFest Panel Discussion
American Fighter Aces Symposium
Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m.
Three combat pilots will share their experiences during this discussion. Panelists include Col. Abner Aust, Jr., a World War II Pacific Theater ace with eight aircraft destroyed, and Navy ace Donald McPherson, who downed five planes. Joining them will be William "Al" Bailey, who flew photo recon missions in the P-38. We will be giving away a print of "Showdown Over Berriere," by Roy Grinnell, after the program. Entry forms will be available prior, and you must be present to win.
And it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!
ShuttleFest culminates on July 7 with a Big Band dance party with the legendary Harry James Orchestra! The Boogie Woogie Hangar Dance is from 6 to 10 p.m., featuring the sweet, sweet horn of the incomparable band leader Fred Radke and the captivating vocals of Gina Funes. Master of Ceremonies is KIXI radio’s Dan Murphy. 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 (avoid the crush and buy your tickets early). Members $25/General $30.
B-17 tour of duty.
Tour The Museum of Flight’s B-17. Exclusive, limited tours of the interior of the Boeing Bee, the Museum’s exquisitely restored B-17 from WWII. Tours every day except Friday and Sunday every 20 minutes and are limited to only four people every tour. Exterior tours are available every day for free.
Tours will start on July 5th and run until September 3rd. $5 Museum Members/$10 General Public.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July, the Museum’s Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation will be open for tours.
Hail helo heroes.
The American Heroes Airshow is Seattle’s only helicopter air show. Join us July 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a celebration of public service and rotary wing aircraft. Learn how helicopters play an important role in law enforcement, fire service, public safety, communications, national defense and homeland security. The event features static displays of helicopters, special presentations and entertainment. Representatives from many organizations including local flight schools, Border Patrol, Search and Rescue units, and the U.S. Coast Guard will be available to answer questions.
Membership has its privileges.
Members–be sure to pick up your commemorative Space Shuttle Trainer poster at the Membership Desk on June 30!
The Members’ rsvp.
Thank you for your continued support! We hope to see you soon.
The Museum of Flight