February 2011 Events at The Museum of Flight

Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop
Saturn V: Rocket to the Moon!
Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Learn about the Saturn V–the rocket that took United States astronauts to the moon.
Then make your own model of this famous spacecraft.

Wells Fargo Free First Thursday
Thursday, Feb. 3, 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.

Black History Month Panel Discussion
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.
The Museum of Flight celebrates Black History Month with a presentation by African-American civilian and military pilots and crew members who will discuss aviation careers and opportunities. The program will be moderated by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kimberly Scott.

Panel Discussion and Autograph Session
American Fighter Aces
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.
The Museum of Flight is home to the American Fighter Aces Association, founded to recognize the 1,442 combat pilots that have received the special designation of “ace.” Join us for this panel of aces and combat pilots who will share their remarkable stories of heroism.

Lecture
787 Flight Testing – An Update to the Royal Aeronautical Society
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
Randy Neville is the 787 Engineering Test Pilot and pilot on the first flight of the Boeing 787. Neville will provide an overview of the airplane and the flight testing that has occurred over the past year. Since the first flight on Dec 15, 2009, the 787 has been actively flying in high tempo flight test program. With several new technologies developed for and incorporated into the airplane, the testing has been varied and demanding. Neville will discuss highlights from the 787 flight test program during this special presentation to the Royal Aeronautical Society and general public.

Special Event
The 16th Annual Popsicle Bridge Contest
Saturday, Feb. 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
The Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers host a competition of bridges built using only Popsicle sticks and white glue. Each year, teams of high school students from local schools build bridges that are aesthetically pleasing, yet strong and efficient. The bridges will be judged, then tested to the breaking point with a hydraulic press. The testing is done with great drama in the Museum’s theater, in front of participants and cheering fans. Winners will be announced at noon.

Special Event
Puget Sound Engineering Council Engineering Fair
Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Side Gallery
The Museum and the Puget Sound Engineering Council celebrate National Engineers Week with an Engineering Fair. Local chapters of national societies representing the entire span of engineering disciplines will staff booths all day where those interested in engineering careers can learn more about the exciting opportunities available. Several university engineering departments and student clubs will also be represented.

Special Event
2011 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Great Gallery
Experience the world in-miniature at the Northwest Scale Modelers Show Feb. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Themed “Small World,” the event displays hundreds of detailed scale model aircraft, cars, tanks and trucks and more. It is the largest model show in the Pacific Northwest. NWSM Club members will be on hand all weekend to answer questions about the fascinating hobby of plastic scale modeling. Children age 6 and up are invited to learn the art of modeling during free “Make and Take” workshops sponsored by Galaxy Hobby and Skyway Model Shop. NWSM members will be on hand to help children build a scale aircraft model to take home. The show and is free with admission to the Museum.
 
NWSM Club members will be on-hand all weekend to answer questions about the fascinating hobby of plastic scale modeling. Children age 6 and up are invited to learn the art of modeling during free “Make and Take” workshops sponsored by Galaxy Hobby and Skyway Model Shop. NWSM members will be on hand to help children build a scale aircraft model to take home.

Live NASA TV Event
Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-134
Sunday, Feb 27, 11 a.m. to 1p.m., William M. Allen Theater
Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch on the last scheduled launch in the Space Shuttle program at 12:38 p.m. PST. Join us for live coverage of this historic event on the big screen in the William M. Allen Theater. This event is subject to potential schedule changes or delays.

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 Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site.

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

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