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Tom Skerritt Tops Museum of Flight Top Gun Day Action on Oct. 15

Film star to field audience questions after “Top Gun” movie screening

The Museum of Flight

Oct. 15 is Top Gun Day at The Museum of Flight. Activities include photo ops with the Museum’s F-14 Tomcat, free Navy pilot call sign badges for kids, Top Gun products and a 1 p.m. screening of the 1986 major motion picture about hot-shot Navy fighter pilots, “Top Gun,” followed by a special appearance by internationally known actor Tom Skerritt. Skerritt portrayed “Viper” in the movie, and the celebrated actor is recognized for leading roles in dozens of major Hollywood motion pictures and TV shows since the early 1960s. He will talk about “Top Gun” and field questions from the audience following the movie. The program is part of the Museum’s 2011 celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation.

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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