Blackbird Forum - Museum of Flight

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Event Info

  • Dates: September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free with Museum Admission
  • Website: Event Link

There’s no denying that our M/D-21 Blackbird brings flocks of visitors to the Museum each year to admire its sleek design, powerful engines, and to contemplate its impact on the history of aviation.

This September we will host the Blackbird Forum, a weekend-long event consisting of presentations and activities to honor the storied Blackbird Cold War spy plane.

During the forum, pilots, reconnaissance rear seat officers (RSO), and maintenance crew members who worked on the Blackbirds will assemble to explain the legacy of Lockheed magic that started with designers Kelly Johnson and Ben Rich.

Visitors will get a chance to meet, talk with and hear from these Blackbird team members who travel to participate in other forums at museums across the country. These Blackbird veterans answer your questions and share stories of their own experiences working on the Blackbird, a rare aviation artifact that we here at the Museum are proud to display. There were only 50 Blackbirds ever produced, and the best way to learn about their stories is at the Blackbird Forum!

Forum is FREE with general Museum admission.