FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Eden Hopkins

Marketing Communications Specialist

206-768-7105

ehopkins@museumofflight.org

SEATTLE—In September and October, The Museum of Flight will present two themed weekend programs celebrating the creative spirit of light aircraft designers and builders. Visitors are encouraged to view the aircraft from the Museum ramp free of charge and then come indoors for the accompanying Saturday programs, which are free with Museum admission.

Cessna 75th Anniversary Weekend

Saturday–Sunday, September 7–8, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

On August 13, 1927, a small plane with the optimistic name The All Purpose took to the air in Wichita, Kan. Distinguished by is fully-cantilever high wing, the plane’s first flight was followed on September 7 of the same year by the formation of the Cessna Aircraft

Co. The rest, as they say, is . . . the subject of the Museum’s two-day annniversary celebration! Look for pristine examples of historic and unusual Cessnas from pre-war to contemporary on the Museum ramp. Indoors, a Saturday theater program at 2:00 p.m., will reveal things you never knew about the history of the world’s ubiquitous light-plane maker.

Homebuilt & Kitplane Weekend

Saturday–Sunday, October 19–20, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Enthusiasts have been building airplanes in their garages since long before the Wright brothers, but it is only within the last couple decades that aircraft kit manufacturers have given amateur builders the opportunity to construct aircraft with advantages in performance and amenities over their factory-built counterparts. Check out the state of the art in amateur-built aircraft at the Museum’s Homebuilt & Kitplane Weekend. Some of the most beautiful custom planes in the

Northwest will be on display. Top regional kit manufacturers will also be in attendance to showcase their latest offerings. A complementary indoor program will be offered at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors 65 and older, $5 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 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org on the Web.

###

http://www.museumofflight.org