PRESS RELEASE

July 9, 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), and on July 13 SEA will continue its birthday celebration at The Museum of Flight with a short film screening and a panel discussion about the history and legacy of the Northwest’s busiest airport. Time will be reserved for questions from the audience during the event.

Speakers and panelists include Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck, SEA Airport Director Lance Lyttle, former SEA Airport Managing Director Oris Dunham, former Port of Seattle Senior Director Engineering Environment and Sustainability Elizabeth Leavitt, and SEA Airport Media Relations Manager Perry Cooper.

Free admission to this special event is included with general admission to the Museum of flight. The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, annually serving over 600,000 visitors. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today’s 787 Dreamliner. Attractions at the 23-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, Air Force One, Concorde, Lockheed Blackbird and Apollo Moon rockets. In addition to the Seattle campus adjacent to King County International Airport, the Museum also has its 3-acre Restoration Center and Reserve Collection at Paine Field in Everett (not currently open to the public).

With a foundation of aviation history, the Museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s onsite and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.