April 5 “Growing Up Boeing” Lecture and Book Signing with Rebecca Wallick

Daughter of Boeing test pilot recalls jet age childhood

SEATTLE – Rebecca Wallick’s father Lew was a legendary test pilot for The Boeing Company for 35 years until his retirement in 1986. On April 5 Wallick will recall those times with a lecture based upon her recent book, “Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot’s Daughter.” Lew Wallick flew the first 727, and he was pilot or co-pilot on the first flights of the Boeing 737, 747SP, and 757, 767. The 2:30 p.m. lecture is free with admission to the Museum. The author will have a free book signing in the Museum lobby after the lecture.

The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world’s only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

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 Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org