The Museum of Flight Blog

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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 >

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 >

Who Are The Night Witches?

October 17, 2018

Besides having what just might be the coolest name in aviation history, the Night Witches were a tough bunch of women pilots and navigators who stood... more >

The Gooney Bird: Unsung Hero of WWII

August 29, 2018

It’s said that when General Dwight D. Eisenhower was asked to name the weapons that led to the Allied victory in WWII, he didn’t mention bombers or... more >

Dispelling Myths About Alaskan Bush Pilots

August 13, 2018

Romantic images of the Alaskan wild are inextricably tied to daredevil bush pilots known for flying tiny planes and executing reckless landings on sand... more >

Stories from a Career B-52 Pilot

July 16, 2018

Major Paul Grubbs wasn’t always a fixed wing aficionado; he actually flew helicopters for many years before the opportunity to pilot a fixed wing fell... more >

10 Blue Angels Fun Facts

July 13, 2018

Our favorite time of year here at the Museum is early August, when the Blue Angels come to visit. But before they land at Boeing Field, we want to help... more >

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