On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Museum of Flying will be hosting its next aviation presentation, Douglas World Cruisers — First Around the World. It will be held at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The event will be presented by Bob Dempster, executive director of the Seattle World Cruiser Association. Dempster is currently involved in a project to build and fly a replica of the World Cruiser “Seattle” around the world in 2014, commemorating the 90th anniversary of the original journey. He will tell the story of the first world flight and also give a presentation on the Seattle II World Cruiser project.
Of the four Douglas World Cruisers built by Douglas Aircraft Co. that embarked on a flight around the world on April 6, 1924, only two were able to complete the entire trip — the “Chicago” and the “New Orleans,” which is housed in the Museum of Flying.
Paid admission will include the Seattle II World Cruiser project presentation and is free to members of the museum. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children aged 6 through 12, and free for children under 5.
The Museum of Flying is located at 3100 Airport Ave. and is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.