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5 Reasons to Join ASP!

April 20, 2022

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

January 31, 2022

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

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 be... 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 we... 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 was... more >

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