Saturday, February 13, 2010

Upcomming events for February at the Museum of Flight

Re-posted on behalf of Michael Citrak - NWSFS Chair:

February 2010 Events

There are lots of cool things at the Museum Of Flight this Saturday.  You can make it a fanish date:  Museum Of Flight by day, and the NWSFS Social (Sauce Off) in the evening.

PSEC Engineering Fair
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Side Gallery
The Museum and the Puget Sound Engineering Council celebrate National Engineers week with an Engineering Fair. Local chapters of national societies representing the entire span of engineering disciplines will staff booths all day where those interested in engineering careers can learn more about the exciting opportunities available. Several university engineering departments and student clubs will also be represented. Visit for more information

15th Annual Popsicle Bridge Contest
Saturday, Feb. 13, 8 a.m.-Noon, William M. Allen Theater
The Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers hosts a competition of bridges built using only Popsicle sticks and white glue. Each year, teams of high school students from local schools build bridges that are strong, efficient and aesthetically pleasing. The bridges will be judged and tested to failure with a hydraulic press. Winners will be announced at noon.

2010 NW Scale Modelers Show

Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., T.A. Wilson Great Gallery
See hundreds of detailed scale model aircraft, cars, spacecraft and more at the largest model show in the Pacific Northwest. This year's show will feature a walk through world history with everything from T.Rex to Star Trek. NWSM Club members will be on hand all weekend--don't miss this chance to see them at work on projects and answer all your questions about the fascinating hobby of plastic scale modeling.

Children ages 6 and up are invited to learn the art of modeling during free "Make and Take" model building workshops sponsored by Galaxy Hobby and Skyway Model Shop. Workshops are first-come, first-served. Each child should have an adult helper.

Pan Am and the Boeing Model 314

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
Hear about the design, construction and operation of the Boeing Model 314, the last of the great flying boats. Following a brief historical overview, a panel of Pan American World Airways veterans will recall their experiences of the flying boat era. Pan Am Engineer Robert Blake, Capt. Herb Stevenson, Capt. Larry Pendlebury and Flight Engineer John Anderson will discuss the logistics, operations and flying of the Boeing 314 and other big flying boats.

Royal Aeronautical Society - Seattle Branch Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
Former SR-71 Command Pilot and current Boeing Training Captain Cal Augustine will discuss his time, experience and missions flown in the "Blackbird" during his Air Force career. This informative presentation is open to Royal Aeronautical Society Members and the general public.

Bumping (Repeatedly) into the Sound Barrier--The History of the Jet Engine with Reiner Decher
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
Reiner Decher, retired professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington, sheds some light on the nature of the limitations on flight performance imposed by the 700-mph speed of sound.

Tip-to-Tail Tour: "In Search of Amelia Earhart" exhibit
Sunday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., T.A. Wilson Great Gallery
Join Museum docents for a tour of the "In Search of Amelia Earhart" exhibit.
The Museum of Flight | 9404 East Marginal Way South | Seattle | WA | 98108

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