Tag Archives: Museum of Flight

Upright F-1 engine

Hind sight is 20/20.  If I’d realized what was going to happen later in the day, I would have arrived at the Museum of Flight about an hour before my shift in order to sketch the F-1 rocket engine in … Continue reading

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F-1 rocket engine delivered

It was a good, geeky way to spend Pi Day. First, I arranged to meet another member of Rebel Legion to deliver a lightsaber to her.  I’m no longer using it, she is new to the group and needs a … Continue reading

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Two Record holders

I knew the Pratt-Read Glider was being assembled at the Museum of Flight today.  I dawdled at home in the morning and didn’t get there until 1100.  The efficient team already had it assembled and I met them on their … Continue reading

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Disassembly

I sketched The P-26 Peashooter being assembled on January 8, 2016. https://redharparts.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/peashooter/ All my recent sketches have been at the Museum of Flight.  I was there again today.  I went to see the P-26 disassembled to be returned to the … Continue reading

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Ribbon Cutting

Yesterday at the morning briefing before the shift at the Museum of Flight, we heard about the opening ceremony for the new restrooms.  They called it “First Flush”.   It was scheduled for today before the Museum opens, so it was … Continue reading

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Now or never

It was now or never… or at least now or not for several months.  I’ve been hearing for weeks that the Bill & Moya Lear Gallery was going to close for the installation of a new Apollo exhibit. Today was just … Continue reading

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Santa arrives by Cessna

This is the way the Museum of Flight does Santa and Mrs. Claus’s arrival.  They come in by Cessna air craft!  I was just one of a large crowd on the flight line waiting for their arrival. Of course, they … Continue reading

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God speed, John Glenn

John Glenn died on Thursday.  I remember exactly where I was during his orbital flight on Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 1962.  I was in school and everything stopped during the launch and space flight.  There were no TV’s in … Continue reading

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Chinook

After our sketch outing at Fran’s, I went straight over to the Museum of Flight as I wanted to catch the display of the Chinook helicopter.  This is a CH-47D “Chinook” that entered service in 1962 and has been in … Continue reading

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Dance of the aircraft

Yesterday and today, the Museum of Flight performed quite the bit of choreography in moving aircraft out of and into the new Aviation Pavilion. The Pavilion opened last June but there were some planes missing from the plan.  They were … Continue reading

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