July 20 Skydiving Program Features Felix Baumgartner Supersonic Jump Advisor Luke Aikins

Parachuting and “human body flight” program brings experts and Red Bull Stratus project artifacts

SEATTLE, – On July 20 at 2:30 p.m., The Museum of Flight’s first program about aviation’s thrilling world of parachuting and “human body flight” brings together the tops in the field, including Luke Aikins, world-renowned consultant on Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking Red Bull Stratus jump from 24 miles above the earth. Aikins has trained Navy Seals, is a fixture at the Seafair airshows, and played himself in the motion picture “Iron Man 3.”

Felix Baumgartner begins his Red Bull Stratus jump from 24 miles above the Earth. Photo copyright Red Bull Media House.

Felix Baumgartner begins his Red Bull Stratus jump from 24 miles above the Earth. Photo copyright Red Bull Media House.


Other speakers include Bill and Lysa Adams, local skydiving experts who also own and run the indoor skydiving company iFly. The program gives an insider’s perspective into civil and military parachuting and human body flight, vertical wind tunnel flight, and a detailed account of Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratus jump. Audience Q & A follows the presentation. Artifacts from the Stratus project will also be on display for the day. The program is free with admission to the Museum.

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 $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 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. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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