On Dec. 3 the Museum presents “Words on Wings,” a literary event with four Pacific Northwest aviation-themed writers. The authors will give individual presentations on the hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their subjects range from histories of Seattle aviation, to solo transcontinental flights and the first female fighter ace. The programs are free with admission to the Museum, and the authors’ books will be available for sale.
Tim Nelson’s new title, “Jet City Rewind,” digs into the aviation archeology of the Seattle area from the dawn of human flight to today.
John Fredrickson will discuss his latest Images of Aviation title, “Boeing,” which explores the 100 year history of this aerospace giant.
Harry Anderson’s “Flying 7 Continents Solo” is the fascinating account of a pilot flying alone around the world in a small single-engine plane, across oceans and through foreign countries, to achieve the rare goal of landing on all seven continents.
S.J. McCormack explores this history of Russian female World War II aviators in the novel, “Night Witch,” and will preview her newest work about the White Lily of Stalingrad, the world’s first female fighter pilot ace.
About The Museum of Flight
Founded in 1965, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today’s 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, 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 150,000 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 halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $23 on-site and $21 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $14 on-site and $13 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $19 on-site and $18 online. Groups of ten or more: $21 per adult, $13 per youth, Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday of every month, admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m. And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the Museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick’s. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org