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HHFA Social; VA-3 (All Ch) / Private Tour – Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum
May 7 @ 8:00 am
We will be meeting at the Silver Diner in Reston @ 0800 / KSU @ 0900 and riding together to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum – Udvar-Hazy Center at 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151.
The tour will begin at 1000 sharp.
* Open to all Chapters & family members. Bring your KIDS! If you’ve not been to the Air & Space museum then YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT!
* For those who don’t want Breakfast you can meet at the Silver Diner @ 0850 / KSU 0900 to ride over with us, or meet at the Air and Space Museum.
This tour will be lead by Philip L. Soucy, the Co-Founder of Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (where I work).
Philip is a Retired USAF flight test engineer and SR-71 Reconnaissance Systems Operator. He is a docent at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum – Udvar-Hazy Center.
Phil served for 20 years with the US Air Force in a wide range of operational and high technology systems evaluation positions. During his last assignment he served in the Pentagon where he headed the Air Force’s “Low Observable Red Team”, and was responsible for independently assessing and testing the survivability and effectiveness of all low observable (stealth) vehicles.
As a rated navigator and USAF Test Pilot School graduate he has over 2000 hours of flight experience in 30+ different aircraft ranging from the F-4 Phantom fighter to the world’s fastest aircraft the Mach 3+ SR-71.
This is your chance to ask someone who has flown at Mach 3+ what it is like….
Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area. Udvar-Hazy Center is also home to the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar where preservation of the National Air and Space Museum’s collections takes place. A glassed-in mezzanine provides a view of restoration projects in progress.
Additional information will be added as needed!