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Listen to all of the Museum’s best aviation and aerospace stories on the Flight Deck Podcast, a podcast that makes history personal. Episodes released every other Tuesday. Enjoy!

She Opened Up the Skies

July 10, 2018 / airlines, Storytelling, First Passenger

A faceless mannequin wearing a 1920s’ style dress is posed next to our Boeing model 40B, but it’s not just there for show. The mannequin represents Jane Eads, the world’s very first transcontinental commercial airline passenger.

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Do Airplanes Have Keys?

June 12, 2018 / airlines, travel, Storytelling

This week we talk to Kevin Gordon, first officer for Alaska Airlines, who graciously answers questions that our listeners have submitted via social media.

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A Brief History of Legroom

March 15, 2018 / Pilot, airlines, travel

Episode 4:

Has your airplane seat felt a little tight lately? It’s not just you—it’s the evolution of legroom on passenger planes, and it’s not getting any roomier.

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