The Museum of Flight Blog

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

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 >

Top 5 Things To Do This Fall At The Museum Of Flight

October 11, 2018

When the cold, rainy weather returns to Seattle, it’s the perfect time to visit the Museum and check out new exhibits, events, and fun activities for... more >

How Teamwork Helped The X-1 Break The Sound Barrier

October 10, 2018

Seventy-one years ago, on October 14, 1947, U.S. Army Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 rocket plane on history’s first successful... more >

The Life and Death of Stars: An Interview

September 19, 2018

The Hubble telescope—an optical telescope released into space in 1990—has been taking photos of stars in deep space and has changed our understandings... more >

The Gooney Bird: Unsung Hero of WWII

August 29, 2018

It’s said that when General Dwight D. Eisenhower was asked to name the weapons that led to the Allied victory in WWII, he didn’t mention bombers or... more >

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 >

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