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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 >

The F-14 Tomcat and the Pilots Who Flew It

August 7, 2018

Unique in the annals of aviation history, the carrier-based Grumman F-14 Tomcat flew with the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 2006, and it is still used by... 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 >

Secrets of the Space Shuttle Toilet

June 28, 2018

Traveling to space is serious business, and astronauts still have to do their business while they’re miles above the Earth. When astronauts aboard the... more >

Stories from an HC-130 Pilot

May 22, 2018

The Lockheed C-130 (and its variant, the KC-130, pictured above) is an amazing craft that takes a brave and adaptable crew to pilot and maintain it.... more >

Who Killed the Red Baron, and Other Tales of the Sopwith Camel

April 30, 2018

The Sopwith Camel represents a major leap forward in early aviation technology, from stable observation-based aircraft to the more flexible, agile... more >

A Short History of the Tuskegee Airmen

April 11, 2018

When the Tuskegee Airmen were first established, Jim Crow laws and racist military policies prevented black men and women from serving in positions... more >

A Short History of the B-17

April 5, 2018

The B-17 is one of history’s most significant aircraft for its role in the European and Pacific theater during World War II. It’s an iconic plane in... more >

How to Survive in Space, According to Yuri Gagarin

March 21, 2018

In the early days of space exploration, cosmonauts and engineers had to plan and prepare for the unknown dangers of space flight. But what did it... more >

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