On display until January 5, 2014
Download a schedule of upcoming COOPER-related programs
Who was he? Where is he? What happened to the money? These are all unanswered questions in the open investigation of the D.B. Cooper hijacking of Northwest Orient Airlines 305 in 1971. This exhibit takes you back to that time to look at how airline travel of the 1970s differed from that of today, and to focus on the issue of changes in airline security through the decades.
Feel as if you're in an airport as you tour through the timeline and see artifacts such as the remaining parachute from Cooper's flight. See period advertisements, uniforms worn by flight crews, and a cutaway of a Boeing 727.
The History Museum will also provide captivating speakers in exhibit-related public programs who will discuss the case of D.B. Cooper. Organized by the Washington State Historical Society.
Personal Testimony about COOPER:
"My wife and I...were impressed with the work that went into the exhibit and developing the wider context surrounding changes in airline security forced upon us by threats from domestic and foreign terrorists and others intent on inflicting harm on the flying public and general population. Despite the skyjacking being many years distant it was an eerie reminder of a rainy stormy November evening when D.B. dropped in and out of my life." - Larry Finegold, passenger on Northwest Orient Flight 305 hijacked by Cooper in 1971. At the time, Mr. Finegold was an Assistant United States Attorney.
COOPER is sponsored by The Oregonian.
You can purchase a variety of COOPER exhibit merchandise at our Museum Gift Shop by visiting the museum or contacting Sarah Kennedy, the store supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Seattle is offering $5.00 off any indoor skydiving experience now through January 5, 2014, to all Washington State Historical Society members!
iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. The vertical wind tunnel generates wind speeds of up to 160 mph, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s an incredible adrenaline rush! Just enter promo code DBCOOPER on the iFLY website during check out.
Another great reason to be a member of the Washington State Historical Society!