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Every Body in Flight

November 15, 2021

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!

November 11, 2021

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?

November 7, 2021

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

November 3, 2021

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... more >

Who Was Mary Riddle?

November 1, 2021

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 >

Boeing's Big Leaps

October 28, 2021

Before this issue went to press, I had the opportunity to tour the B-17 and B-29 in the Collection. I've been in B-17s before, but I had never stepped... more >

Being a Stewardess in the 1960s

April 13, 2021

“I just got hired by United Airlines to be a Stewardess.” My cousin proudly told me. Why don’t you apply?” So I did, was accepted, and two months later... more >

Bessie Coleman: Daredevil, Pioneer, Advocate

February 11, 2021

Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta Texas, right near the border with Louisiana and Arkansas, in 1892. Her mother was African American and her father... more >

Eugene Bullard, the First African American Fighter Pilot and Veteran of Two World Wars

January 18, 2021

Eugene Bullard (1895 – 1961) was among the first black military pilots in the world. There were around five black military pilots in World War I, and... more >

A Bid to Turn the Tide

January 6, 2021

While there are many opportunities within the aviation industry, there is a shortage of diverse candidates ready to fill entry and upper level... more >

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