Rare Vietnam War Recon Plane Dedication Sept. 7

Ceremony and lecture mark official opening of Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star Exhibit

SEATTLE, – On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Museum will formally dedicate its permanent exhibition of one of the Vietnam War’s rarest aircraft, the Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star. There will be a
1 p.m. ceremony at the exhibit with The Museum of Flight Curator Dan Hagedorn, followed by a 2 p.m. lecture and discussion about the Quiet Star featuring veteran YO-3A pilot retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. George Walker. The events are free with admission to the Museum.

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The YO-3A was designed for the U.S. Army by Lockheed, and flew night surveillance missions over Vietnam in 1970-71. The plane’s ultra-quiet design made it virtually silent and undetectable at night while flying above 1,200 feet. Though it arrived late in the War, the Quiet Star proved to be groundbreaking in the eventual development of stealth technologies for subsequent generations of surveillance and
combat aircraft.

For more information about the YO-3A on the Museum Website.

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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