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It’s a busy Memorial Day weekend at Museum of Flight

The three-day Memorial Day weekend starts in a few days and if you’re looking for some family activities to soak up that extra day here’s what’s happening at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.

World War II Bomber Rides
Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 Tour of Aluminum Overcast
Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Memorial Day weekend tradition continues as The Museum of Flight will host the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, for rides and ground tours during the last week in May. The Flying Fortress will arrive

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Shuttle trainier ready for Saturday debut at Museum of Flight

Here is the story that will appear in Friday’s entertainment section about the opening of the Museum of Flight exhibit featuring the full fuselage shuttle trainier.

At the bottom is a box about how you can take a tour of the trainer’s crew compartment.

The full fuselage trainer that will live at Seattle’s Museum of Flight never roared into space atop a column of fire and smoke. It never carried a piece of the International Space Station or the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronauts never gazed through its windows to look down at the blue orb that is Earth.

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Endeavor who? Our space shuttle opens for viewing Nov. 10

You’ve seen the non-stop coverage of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s arrival in Los Angeles: The hundreds of trees that were cut down, the long crawl to its new home. I’m surprised it wasn’t covered in graffiti by the time it got there.

None of that would have been necessary if NASA had given a space shuttle to the Museum of Flight, conveniently located next to Boeing Field. But what they did give to the museum is nothing to sneeze at: a full size replica trainer of a shuttle. And all you wanna-be astronauts can go inside for the

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Get ready for ‘Museum of Fright’ on Oct. 28

If going through airport security and bumpy flights aren’t scary enough the Museum of Flight will take it one step further on Sunday, Oct. 28. That’s when it becomes the “Museum of Fright” for a Halloween celebration.

Costumed kids are admitted free at the event which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be family activities and low admission prices for all visitors.

Events include: face painting, ghost stories, pumpkin bowling, ghost parachutes, spooky flight simulator rides, photo booth, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” movie and more.

Costumed children 17 and under are free (with

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Shuttle trainer lands at Museum of Flight on June 30

West Seattle-born NASA astronaut Greg Johnson will be returning to his home state June 30, but he’s bringing a little piece of NASA with him—the crew compartment of a full-scale space shuttle trainer. Johnson will pilot the cargo plane, NASA’s “Super Guppy,” carrying the shuttle cabin as it makes its way to its new home at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Though the shuttle is an identical model of a NASA orbiter, its June 30 flight will be about as close to space as it will ever get. The cabin has only been used as a training tool for NASA

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Drop your landing gear at B-17 ground school

World War II may be long over but it’s not too late to be on a B-17 crew. The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field is offering a weekend “ground school” that will include a flight on a B-17 Flying Fortress.

The course on May 19 and 20 covers design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft. Particpants will be able to climb inside the Museum’s Flying Fortress, led by their restoration team.

The course also includes a flight in the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17, Aluminum Overcast, while it’s at the museum May 25 through 28. The

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Meet the men who flew the world’s coolest spyplane

The Museum of Flight always has a full schedule of air and space programs going on (including an upcoming “trip” to Mars). But one event in March caught my eye.

The non-profit museum at Seattle’s Boeing Field will present “Spy Pilot Chronicles” – An Evening with Blackbird Spyplane Crewmembers Brian Shul and Walt Watson on Saturday, March 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Shul and Watson will share their experiences flying the USAF SR-71 Blackbird spyplane. The event includes a reception under the Blackbird followed by a presentation and book signing. The reception includes a no-host bar

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