The Museum of Flight’s Honeywell Explorer Lecture on Dec. 11 features retired Boeing Co. engineer Bob Bogash presenting the story of Kelly Johnson, one of the most influential aeronautical engineers in aviation history.
The program profiles the Lockheed manager and engineer who was involved in the design of dozens of important aircraft included the Model 10 Electra, P-38 Lightning, P-80 Shooting Star, F-104 Starfighter, SR-71 Blackbird and the Constellation airliner.
Johnson was also instrumental in the operation of Lockheed’s legendary division of advanced projects – the so-called Skunkworks – where he helped develop the U-2 and Blackbird spy planes.
The lecture is 2 p.m. at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $8 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5.
Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org