October 18 Event Offers First-Person Stories of the Boeing 747 From Conception to Rebirth

Rare pairing of Boeing legends Joe Sutter and Brien Wygle to talk about
the plane that changed air travel

SEATTLE – In a program Oct. 18 at 2 p.m., the “father of the Boeing 747,” Joe Sutter, and 747 first-flight test pilot Brien Wygle, will tell their riveting, inside stories of the Boeing 747 from conception in the 1960s to rebirth in another century. The event will be moderated by the Museum’s Curator, Dan Hagedorn, and include conversations with Clive Irving, author of “Wide-Body: The Triumph of the 747.” The Museum’s newly restored 747 prototype will be open for tours all day in honor of the speakers. The program and aircraft tours 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 Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org