March 22-23 Soaring Expo Showcases World of Silent Flight

SEATTLE – Soaring Expo, the Seattle Glider Council’s annual celebration of the world of silent flight, is at The Museum of Flight the weekend of March 22-23. Special exhibits include full-size gliders, radio-controlled gliders, flight simulators and a full-scale mock-up of a revolutionary glider being developed to break the world altitude record for unpowered aircraft. Representatives of local flight clubs will be on hand to answer questions about the sport of soaring and how to become a glider pilot. The events are 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 $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $16 for active military, $11 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 CafĂ© is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit