Russ Wicks Is Part of Museum of Flight Exhibit

Boats That Fly: Seattle Comes of Age - Through January 15, 2006

Seattle, WA – July 30, 2005 – The new exhibit, Boats That Fly, recaptures the drama, the passion and the hometown pride of a city coming together and coming of age.

Co-sponsored by The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum, with further support from the Museum of History & Industry and SEAFAIR, the exhibit presents the stories, sights and sounds of Golden-Age hydro racing in Seattle through rare artifacts, models, video presentations and oral histories.

The exhibit also reveals the evolving technology of hydro racing from its origins to today and explores the unique intersection of boat racing and aviation that put Seattle hydros on top.

About Museum of Flight

The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 400,000 visitors annually.  The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn®—the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co.  The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast.  More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs.  The Museum of Flight is one of only 750 museums in the nation and nine in Washington state that are fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.  For further information visit