Museum of Flight – Seattle

Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, photo courtesy of Ed Moy.

New Documentary of Aviation Pioneer Makes Seattle Premiere July 8

On July 8, The Museum hosts Seattle’s premiere of a new documentary about one of the most sensational women pilots of the 1930s. “Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story” tells the story of the young Chinese immigrant who defied racial and gender bias to become a daredevil stunt pilot during the Golden Age of Aviation. The 2 p.m. screening[Read More…]

“Wings of Freedom Tour” to Visit The Museum of Flight

“Wings of Freedom Tour” to Visit The Museum of Flight

The steady rumble of World War II airplanes will resonate at The Museum of Flight June 23-25, when the Collings Foundation “Wings of Freedom Tour” will visit The Museum of Flight. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24J Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control TP-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on[Read More…]

Major Installation in New APOLLO Gallery

Major Installation in New APOLLO Gallery

Last week the Museum of Flight received a special delivery– a full-scale F-1 rocket engine, received on loan from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The F-1 engine remains the most powerful single-nozzle, liquid-fueled rocket engine ever developed. Standing 19 feet tall and 12 feet wide, the installation was a careful and collaborative effort by the Museum’s Exhibits and Facilities[Read More…]

Museum of Flight's Boeing 737 prototype parked next to a 787 Dreamliner in the Museum's Aviation Pavilion. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight.

The “Baby Boeing” 737 Turns the Big Five-O with a Birthday Party

On April 9, the Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 737’s first flight. A panel presentation at noon will include maiden flight pilot Brien Wygle, and original 737 engineers Bob Bogash and Peter Morton. Boeing Company Historian Mike Lombardi will moderate. The Boeing Company will provide a new 737 MAX for viewing in the parking lot, with[Read More…]

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia. Photo courtesy Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Smithsonian Selects The Museum of Flight to Exhibit Apollo 11

The Smithsonian Institution announced at a ceremony today that the Apollo 11 command module Columbia–the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth–will be exhibited at The Museum of Flight on the fiftieth anniversary of its Moon flight. The iconic capsule will leave the[Read More…]