The Museum of Flight Blog

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

The Women Who Served During Vietnam

May 2, 2019

Darlene Jevne remembers the sweltering heat.

“When we landed, what I really remember is that it was so hot. The humidity was horrible,” she says,... more >

The Couple Behind the Seattle World Cruiser Project

April 8, 2019

Bob Dempster calls himself an average taildragger pilot, but this is a gross understatement. Bob and his co-pilot wife, Diane, have flown their 1947... more >

Top 5 Things To Do At The Museum of Flight This Spring

March 21, 2019

There are lots of fun activities to choose from at The Museum of Flight this spring. From big new exhibit openings to visits from your favorite Star... more >

How To Investigate A Plane Crash

March 1, 2019

Commercial aircraft safety has improved dramatically over the years, but the history of aviation is replete with tragic incidents that cost many lives.... more >

Boeing, Bots, and the Future of AI in Aviation

January 28, 2019

We’ve all grown familiar with horror stories about technological mishaps involving personal assistant bots, like Alexa and Siri, and self-driving cars.... more >

And the Oscar Goes to . . . Wings!

January 22, 2019

In February, Hollywood’s finest will gather in Hollywood for the film industry’s most important event: the Academy Awards, and the Best Picture winner... more >

The First Man Was A Pilot First

January 18, 2019

As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 and wonder how in the world we got to the Moon, let’s erase the lines between the histories of... more >

The World's Worst Aircraft Disaster

November 6, 2018

According to two separate reports in 2017, from a Dutch consulting firm and the Aviation Safety Network, 2017 was the safest year on record for... more >

Quirks Of The First Jet Powered Air Force One

November 2, 2018

The sleek blue, white and metallic livery of Air Force One makes it one of the most recognizable aircraft on the planet. But the plane that you’re most... more >

"Still A Jedi At Heart," a Star Wars Reads Day Finalist

October 30, 2018

Each year, enterprising young authors submit stories that reimagine the Star Wars universe to our Empire Writes Back! Writing Contest, and we're... more >