The Museum of Flight Blog

Your destination for stories and insights on all things aviation and aerospace.

Top 5 Things To Do at the Museum This Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

When the weather turns cold and rainy in Seattle, it's the perfect time to plan a trip to the Museum! This fall, we have fun events and activities sure... more >

Pilot Profile: Candyce Henderson

August 5, 2019

For Candyce Henderson, First Officer for Frontier Airlines, it all began with Mae Jemison. “In the first grade, we were assigned to do a project about... more >

Practice Makes Perfect: The Men Behind the Apollo 11 Recovery Mission

July 23, 2019

The Apollo 11 Moon landing is regarded as one of the most incredible moments in human history. But after the Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the Moon,... more >

Perspectives on the Vietnam War from Veterans at the Memorial Park Opening

July 13, 2019

Vietnam veterans from diverse backgrounds and experiences gathered with friends, family, and community supporters for the opening of our Vietnam... more >

Why Visitors Love Our "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" Exhibit

July 11, 2019

Imagine the feeling of floating and seeing bright stars set against the inky darkness of the night sky. Imagine seeing the Earth’s curvature and the... more >

Vietnam War Pilots and the Planes They Flew

July 3, 2019

Jerry Coy and Jay Fontaine served during the Vietnam War and flew the O-2A and the F-4. Their experiences flying during the war have left indelible... more >

The Legacy of the Lunar Rover

July 1, 2019

The Moon buggy is the dream car of thousands of kids―and probably some adults too. There’s a good reason to want to drive this special car. It’s made... more >

Stories of a B-17 Pilot

June 29, 2019

The B-17 has seen its fair share of stories during its illustrious history. At The Museum of Flight, we are blessed to have the only flyable B-17F... more >

A Spy Plane Like No Other: The Blackbird

June 27, 2019

The supersonic legend Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest stealth aircraft in the world. Propelled by jet engines, it can reach speeds of Mach 3.... more >

Why The Concorde Was Discontinued and Why It Won't Be Coming Back

June 25, 2019

Thousands of Museum of Flight visitors step inside Concorde each year to admire its posh interior and imagine what it's like to fly at supersonic... more >

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