Jack Busenbark can’t remember when he didn’t want to be a pilot. He loved watching the flow of floatplanes and airliners over his North Seattle... more >
The Museum of Flight Blog
Your destination for stories and insights on all things aviation and aerospace.
Every Body in Flight
As you enter the Stranger Than Fiction exhibit, you will encounter something truly strange and unique to the Museum—the projection of a life-size,... more >
Who Was Mary Riddle?
Mary Riddle (1902 – 1981), a member of the Satsop and Clatsop tribes, was born Nannie Riddell in Bridgeport, Washington. She also owned property on the... more >
Bessie Coleman: Daredevil, Pioneer, Advocate
Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta Texas, right near the border with Louisiana and Arkansas, in 1892. Her mother was African American and her father was... more >
Pilot Profile: Candyce Henderson
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 a... more >
The Women Who Served During Vietnam
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 >
Who Are The Night Witches?
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 >
Commercial aviation as we know it today owes a lot to Ellen Church—America’s first stewardess and the woman who contributed to creating the very first... more >
A Brief History of WASPs
“We are in a war and need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be... more >