Photo by Ted Huetter, Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight will celebrate the opening of its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion on June 25-26. The grand opening weekend for the roofed outdoor gallery will include live music and entertainment, airline-inspired fashion shows, swag bags for the first 500 visitors every day, refreshments, and performances by aerial artists dangling from the rafters.
The airliner exhibit will include the world’s only presentation of the first Boeing 727, 737 and 747 jets, the first jet Air Force One, the extremely rare Boeing 247D and Douglas DC-2 airliners from the 1930s, the only Concorde on the West Coast, and the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The military line-up will include three big bombers–World War Two’s B-17F Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress, and the Cold War’s B-47 Stratojet; plus jet fighters spanning the wars from Korea to the Persian Gulf.