A World War I Sopwith Camel and pilot are surrounded by jets on a table at the NorthWest Scale Modelers Show. COURTESY PHOTO, Tim Nelson

A World War I Sopwith Camel and pilot are surrounded by jets on a table at the NorthWest Scale Modelers Show. COURTESY PHOTO, Tim Nelson

Northwest Modelers show the scale of air, sea and land designs this weekend

Region’s largest display of scale models shows the diversity of aviation and space vehicles

  • Friday, February 14, 2020 11:50am
  • Life

The Museum of Flight hosts one of North America’s largest displays of scale models on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, with the 2020 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show.

Visitors will see hundreds of exquisitely crafted model aircraft, spacecraft, cars, tanks, ships and figures depicting the glorious diversity of transportation design during the last 120 years.

While the emphasis is on aviation from the earliest flying machines to today’s fastest jets both military and civilian, creations from the world of sci-fi are also realized in astonishing detail. A special display will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Expert modelers will be on hand to share their craft and tricks of the trade. All next to the Blackbird spyplane in the museum’s largest indoor gallery, and free with admission to the museum.

About The Museum of Flight:

Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving 600,000 visitors annually. 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 20-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer and the only exhibit of the rocket engines used to launch Apollo astronauts to the Moon.

The Museum of Flight is 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 daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $25. Youth 5 through 17 are $17, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $21.

For general information, call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

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