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Friends of Magnuson Park presents

Logo for the First World Flight Centennial featuring the number '100' with a Douglas Crusier airplane, globe and flight path
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CELEBRATION
COMMEMORATION WEEKEND
Thursday
9.26.2024
10am - 5pm
Friday
9.27.2024
10am - 5pm
Saturday
9.28.2024
10am - 5pm
Sunday
9.29.2024
10am - 5pm
Location: Museum of Flight, Seattle
Around the World vintage and light aircraft displays
- Around the World aircraft museum tour
- Presentations on Around the World aircraft (1 - 4pm)
FIRST WORLD FLIGHT
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

 
Location: Museum of Flight, Seattle
Around the World vintage and light aircraft displays
- Around the World aircraft museum tour
- Presentations on Around the World aircraft (1 - 4pm)
Location: Sand Point, Seattle (NOAA & Magnuson Park) 
Time: Gates Open 10 am, Formal Program & Flyover 1pm-4pm
 
100 years after the completion of the First World Flight, join Seattle in witnessing an air parade of vintage aircraft, aviator story telling, exhibits, vendors, music, food and more!

This event is free, but seating and parking is limited.
Location: Museum of Flight, Seattle
Last chance to see Around the World vintage and light aircraft displays




Leaving from Sand Point Field in Seattle (now the site of NOAA and Magnuson Park), eight Army Air Service fliers in four Douglas Cruiser Airplanes embarked on a harrowing journey around the world. 

Their open-air biplanes were made of wood and cloth and wire. They had no radios or parachutes. 

And few thought they would make it back.


But 175 days and 26,345 miles later, the Fliers touched back down at Sand Point. Their historic landing was celebrated by 50,000 Seattleites.

On September 28, 1924, America won a global race to become first to circle the world by air. Seattle was the finish line.

In celebration of this historic achievement in aviation, we invite you to take part in the following programs and events throughout 2024.

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FOLLOW
THE JOURNEY
The 1924 First World Flight lasted 175 days, made 74 stops and covered 26,363 miles.

From April 6 - September 28th, 2024, follow the Fliers' epic journey day-by-day and relive the adventure with historic images, footage, newspaper clippings and first-hand accounts of the Fliers themselves through our @firstworldflightcentennial Instagram.

The Centennial is on Facebook too!
Tag us with #firstworldflightcentennial  
CENTENNIAL BLOG
Keeping you up to date on everything Centennial related.
Have something to share? Email us at info@firstworldflightcentennial.org.

 
EXPERIENCE
THE EXHIBIT
"The exhibit is the best retelling of the [First World Flight] story in nearly a century and it is indeed the time to retell it. In doing so, you are reminding us of an era when we had a sense of purpose, of hope and ambition, a perception that we could be leaders in the world" - Leonard Garfield, MOHAI

 
An exhibit panel from the First World Flight exhibit about the landing at Seattle's Sand Point
Mercy Magnuson Place Building at Magnuson Park
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walk upstairs

 
SCHEDULE A PRESENTATION OR WALKING TOUR
Friends of Magnuson Park is offering special presentations and
Magnuson Park walking tours focused on the 1924 First World Flight. 
Email us to schedule one for your group - info@firstworldflightcentennial.org.

 
Friends of Magnuson Park First World Flight Presentation to Group
A large group of young kids stand proudly in front of an aviation mural depicting Sand Point Field's early airplanes
A walking tour group looks at the First World Flight monument
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