The Museum of Flight Blog

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

Why Visitors Love Our "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" Exhibit

July 11, 2019

Imagine the feeling of floating and seeing bright stars set against the inky darkness of the night sky. Imagine seeing the Earth’s curvature and the... more >

Vietnam War Pilots and the Planes They Flew

July 3, 2019

Jerry Coy and Jay Fontaine served during the Vietnam War and flew the O-2A and the F-4. Their experiences flying during the war have left indelible... more >

The Legacy of the Lunar Rover

July 1, 2019

The Moon buggy is the dream car of thousands of kids―and probably some adults too. There’s a good reason to want to drive this special car. It’s made... more >

Stories of a B-17 Pilot

June 29, 2019

The B-17 has seen its fair share of stories during its illustrious history. At The Museum of Flight, we are blessed to have the only flyable B-17F... more >

A Spy Plane Like No Other: The Blackbird

June 27, 2019

The supersonic legend Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest stealth aircraft in the world. Propelled by jet engines, it can reach speeds of Mach 3.... more >

Why The Concorde Was Discontinued and Why It Won't Be Coming Back

June 25, 2019

Thousands of Museum of Flight visitors step inside Concorde each year to admire its posh interior and imagine what it's like to fly at supersonic... more >

The Women Who Served During Vietnam

May 2, 2019

Darlene Jevne remembers the sweltering heat.

“When we landed, what I really remember is that it was so hot. The humidity was horrible,” she says,... 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 >