Aviation Museum

An Orchestra Will Take Over This Aviation Museum

University of Stuttgart Academic Orchestra.

 We’re not sure how this could work. Or why it's miles occurring. But we’re certain it'll be fantastic.

On September 21, from three pm to five pm, the University of Stuttgart Academic Orchestra will take over all five major galleries at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

The plan is for the Orchestra to divide into 5 separate chamber businesses and station themselves in the aviation and space galleries on both the Museum’s East and West Campuses.

Each group plans to play alternatives through composers together with Mendelssohn and Weber to have a good time aviation, space, records, and technological know-how.

Here’s the program:

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Quintet for clarinet and strings in B-flat foremost, Op. 34.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1947): String octet in E-flat fundamental, Op. 20.
Joachim Raff (1822-1882): Sinfonietta for winds in F primary, Op. 188.
Plus preparations for brass ensemble.

The Museum performances are a part of a North American excursion with the aid of the Stuttgart, Germany-based totally orchestra, and are free with admission to the Museum of Flight.

Museum of Flight No Stranger to Music

Seattle Opera Dress Rehearsal at Museum of Flight

This isn’t the primary time a music production has taken over the Museum of Flight.

During the pandemic, the Seattle Opera become scheduled to present a overall performance of “Flight.” The 3-act opera was written in 1998 with the aid of composer Jonathan Dove and librettist April De Angelis and has been done round the arena.

Here’s the tale of the opera:

An omniscient air visitors controller watches over a departure living room bustling with relentlessly cheerful flight attendants, an excitable couple on vacation, a mysterious older girl, and a diplomat and his expectant spouse, all of whom ought to spend the night to wait out a storm. At the heart of the display is the Refugee, a individual inspired through Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived in Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris for nearly 18 years.”

The pandemic supposed that Seattle Opera couldn't carry out the display live. But in preference to bypass on the possibility to offer it, the Seattle Opera teamed up with Seattle’s Museum of Flight and filmed the opera there.

Giant new aviation pavilion at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Seattle’s sprawling Museum of Flight will double its gallery area with the professional commencing of a three-acre Aviation Pavilion this Saturday.

aviation pavilion

The nine-story roofed outside gallery currently presentations 15 commercial and military airplanes, which include a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first Boeng 747 prototype, the simplest Concorde at the west coast and a FedEx Air Cargo exhibit housed internal a 727 freighter.

Tucked below the wings of the 747 is a mini-airport for youngsters.

Also on show: a Douglas DC-2 airliner from the 1930s, three huge bombers (World War Two’s B-17F Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress), and the Cold War’s B-forty seven Stratojet.

The Museum’s rare, flyable 1932 Boeing 247, Boeing 727 prototype, and the primary jet Air Force One will be moved over from the Museum’s Airpark throughout the road to the Pavilion inside the fall.

Aviation pavilion 2

 

 

 

Bye-Bye Spruce Goose?

Spruce Goose from outside

If you need to get an up close take a look at the Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose – or play for an afternoon in a water park built with a Boeing 747 on the roof – now might be an awesome time to make the ones plans.

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum – and Wings and Wave Water Park – can be offered on November 30 in a foreclosure auction in Oregon.

Spruce Goose and others inside the museum

The museum is hoping to postpone the sale and has posted this observe on its website:

“We have been notified that our landlord, the Michael King Smith Education Foundation, has obtained a writ of execution on the sale of each the Space Museum and Wings & Waves Waterpark. The Foundation is a separate entity that owns buildings on the Museum Campus which includes the Space constructing, chapel and the Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark.

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is an independent non-profit organization. Museum Management is actively operating on answers to deal with this example with the owner. Visitor count number at each the Museum and Waterpark is strong, and the Museum is profitable. We will preserve to perform as common and stay up for welcoming our guests.”

(Photos courtesy of the museum)

Souvenir Sunday: Chicks fly in Sacramento

The Aerospace Museum of California, in Sacramento, has some would possibly surprising airplanes on show off. Among them, this Curtiss-Wright Model B-14-B Speedwing, which as soon as belonged to the president of the Curtiss-Wright Aeroplane Company.

I noticed this and a few dozen other aviation treasures during a recent tour of the museum and spent some time within the gift shop searching for gadgets to share with you for memento Sunday.

I liked this 38-piece three-D Space Shuttle puzzle –

And this adorable plate –

But my favored items in the gift store were those glasses celebrating the truth that Chicks Fly.

Souvenir Sunday: horseshoes and cigars from Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport

Each Sunday at StuckatTheAirport.com is Souvenir Sunday – the day we observe some of the a laugh, less expensive items on the market in airport gift stores.

This week’s souvenirs come to us from the Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is on airport belongings and last weekend (June thirteen, 2010) 15,000 region residents showed up at the airport to walk, run, bike, skate and play on the brand new preferred aviation runway as a part of the town’s 2nd Sunday initiative, which inspires human beings to be active.

That seems like amusing but, however this is Souvenir Sunday. So we sent the airport’s Amy Caudill into the airport stores on the lookout for gadgets that price round $10, are ‘of’ the metropolis or region and are, ideally, a chunk offbeat.

She came up with some winners, such as this lovely crammed horse –

And these hand-crafted Maker’s Mark cigars, which have filler pro with Maker’s Mark Bourbon.  Each cigar is sealed in a pitcher tube and hand dipped in sealing wax, just like all the ones bottles of Kentucky-made Maker’s Mark bourbon.

A field of 4 bourbon ball chocolates sells for underneath $10

And those “Authentic racing horseshoes with track dust from Churchill Downs” sell for below $6.

Did you discover a extremely good souvenir remaining time you have been stuck on the airport? If it’s priced round $10, is ‘of’ the metropolis of vicinity and is relatively offbeat, please snap a photo and send it alongside. Your souvenir may be featured on a destiny version of Souvenir Sunday.