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Museum of Flight Hosts 2011 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show Feb. 19-20

Event displays hundreds of models from realistic planes to fantastic spaceships

The annual NorthWest Scale Modelers Show returns to The Museum of Flight Feb. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is the largest model show in the Pacific Northwest. Themed “Small Worlds,” this year’s show will display hundreds of intricately detailed scale models of aircraft, cars, tanks and trucks, and the fantastic vehicles used to explore the far reaches of space. Historical models depict everything from dinosaurs to soldiers. This year’s featured exhibit chronicles the history of the North American Aviation T-6 trainer aircraft.

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 (with an adult helper) 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. Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and are first-come, first-served. The NorthWest Scale Modelers Show is free with admission to the Museum.

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 $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 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

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