FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Eden Hopkins

Marketing Communications Specialist

206-768-7105

ehopkins@museumofflight.org

SEATTLE—Museum of Flight visitors can learn about the rewards and challenges of building an airplane from Kitplanes magazine contributor Ron Wanttaja during Kitplane and Homebuilt Weekend held on October 19 and 20. Wanttaja’s moderated panel discussion of aircraft homebuilders and kitplane manufacturers’ representatives will complement a display of amazing amateur-built airplanes on the ramp throughout the weekend. Seating for the panel discussion will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis and will be followed by the book signing. The panel discussion is free with Museum admission. Copies of the books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Ron Wanttaja, Kitplane Construction, (2nd ed. McGraw Hill Professional, 1996) and Airplane Ownership (McGraw Hill Professional, 1994)

Saturday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ron Wanttaja was winner of a 1992 Aviation/Space Writer's Association Award of Excellence for Kitplane Construction. The primer offers an introductory look at how to build an airplane, featuring case studies of amateur builders using each type of construction. In Airplane Ownership, Wanttaja provides an invaluable resource for first-time airplane owners. The book explores issues such as selecting, purchasing, insuring, hangaring and maintaining an airplane.

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.

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