The Museum of Flight Blog

Your destination for stories and insights on all things aviation and aerospace.

Irene Jagla

Recent Posts

Top 5 Things To Do at the Museum This Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

When the weather turns cold and rainy in Seattle, it's the perfect time to plan a trip to the Museum! This fall, we have fun events and activities sure... more >

Pilot Profile: Candyce Henderson

August 5, 2019

For Candyce Henderson, First Officer for Frontier Airlines, it all began with Mae Jemison. “In the first grade, we were assigned to do a project about... more >

Practice Makes Perfect: The Men Behind the Apollo 11 Recovery Mission

July 23, 2019

The Apollo 11 Moon landing is regarded as one of the most incredible moments in human history. But after the Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the Moon,... more >

The Couple Behind the Seattle World Cruiser Project

April 8, 2019

Bob Dempster calls himself an average taildragger pilot, but this is a gross understatement. Bob and his co-pilot wife, Diane, have flown their 1947... more >

Top 5 Things To Do At The Museum of Flight This Spring

March 21, 2019

There are lots of fun activities to choose from at The Museum of Flight this spring. From big new exhibit openings to visits from your favorite Star... more >

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 >

Boeing, Bots, and the Future of AI in Aviation

January 28, 2019

We’ve all grown familiar with horror stories about technological mishaps involving personal assistant bots, like Alexa and Siri, and self-driving cars.... 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 >

1 2 3 4