The Museum of Flight Blog

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

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 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 >

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 First Man Was A Pilot First

January 18, 2019

As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 and wonder how in the world we got to the Moon, let’s erase the lines between the histories of... 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 >

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 >

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