WHAT: Photo Opportunity

As many as two dozen homebuilt airplanes will converge on The Museum of Flight from around the Northwest for the Museum’s Homebuilt & Kitplane Weekend. Assembled in basements, garages and hangars by amateur builders from kits or—in some cases—from nothing more than blueprints, these custom aircraft represent years of painstaking labor by their builders. What’s more, free of some of the FAA regulations that stifle innovation among factory-built aircraft manufacturers, homebuilders and the kit manufacturers that supply them have created some of the best looking, best performing, most high-tech private planes in the skies today. Like custom hot rods or high-end boats, these aircraft provide dazzling visuals and their passionate builders provide inspiring stories of perseverance and the quest for the freedom of flight.

WHERE: The Museum of Flight

9404 E. Marginal Way S.

Seattle, WA 98108

Exit 158 off Interstate 5


WHEN: Saturday–Sunday, October 19–20, 2002

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 19

10:00 a.m.– Kids-Are-Free Day

5:00 p.m. Full day of fun activities for all ages. Admission is free for up to six children (ages 17 and under) for each paid adult or senior admission.

2:00 p.m. “You’re Building a What in Your Garage?!” Panel Discussion

(Aircraft homebuilders share their rewards and challenges)

3:30 p.m. Kitplane Construction and Airplane Ownership Book Signing

(Award-winning Northwest author Ron Wanttaja)