While most associate the Tuskegee Airmen, the Black aviators of World War II, with fighter pilots, leaders in the Black community believed post-war... more >
The Museum of Flight Blog
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The Freeman Field Mutiny
The Life of Eugene Bullard
If Hollywood is searching for the subject of the next hit miniseries, the first black American fighter pilot Eugene Bullard should definitely make the... more >
The Boeing Flying Fortress School
You probably know that Boeing built thousands of B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress bombers during World War II. But did you also know that... more >
5 Reasons to Join ASP!
There are so many reasons to join Aeronautical Science Pathway (ASP), The Museum of Flight’s groundbreaking after-school program for high school juniors... more >
The Pegasus Mystery
Some museum artifacts are a bit of a mystery. Take this painting of a Pegasus with the Boeing B&W flying over Mount Rainier. It’s an example of a “Found... more >
Every Body in Flight
As you enter the Stranger Than Fiction exhibit, you will encounter something truly strange and unique to the Museum—the projection of a life-size,... more >
Flying Fish, Parabeavers and Goats, Oh My!
The pilot focused on the ridgeline ahead, aiming for a break in the trees that dotted the jagged crest. Just beyond was the target—Domke Lake. As the... more >
What's New in the Collection?
As 2nd Lt. Walston B. Ten Eyck of the 96th Aero Squadron prepared to fly a bombing mission on October 27, 1918, he had no idea what the day would hold.... more >
Miniature Museum Treasures
Scale models open a miniature window into worlds long gone, once top-secret designs or visions of the future. They tell stories that otherwise couldn’t be... more >
Who Was Mary Riddle?
Mary Riddle (1902 – 1981), a member of the Satsop and Clatsop tribes, was born Nannie Riddell in Bridgeport, Washington. She also owned property on the... more >