The Museum of Flight Blog

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

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 >

Perspectives on the Vietnam War from Veterans at the Memorial Park Opening

July 13, 2019

Vietnam veterans from diverse backgrounds and experiences gathered with friends, family, and community supporters for the opening of our Vietnam... more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

And the Oscar Goes to . . . Wings!

January 22, 2019

In February, Hollywood’s finest will gather in Hollywood for the film industry’s most important event: the Academy Awards, and the Best Picture winner... more >

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