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From Moscow to Vancouver: Valery Chkalov and the First Transpolar Flight

June 24, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Join the National Park Service, representatives from the Russian Consulate in Seattle, and our partners at Pearson Air Museum for a special program celebrating the 80th anniversary of Valery Chkalov's landmark transpolar flight from Moscow, Russia, to Pearson Field, and its significance to our community. The program will include music by the Vancouver Community Concert Band, brief remarks, a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial to the flight located adjacent to the air museum, and a reception with complimentary refreshments.