Museum of Flight – Seattle

Museum Of Flight Opens Exhibit Depicting World War I Aviation

Museum Of Flight Opens Exhibit Depicting World War I Aviation

World War I aviation is brought to life in a new exhibit featuring the paintings of Seattle artist Jim Dietz. The show, Wood and Canvas: The WWI Aviation Art of Jim Dietz, developed by Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, includes 38 reproductions of Dietz’s vivid paintings of air combat, aviators and life at the front during the[Read More…]

SE-5 and Sopwith Camel flown in New Zealand for the documentary "Millionaires Unit." Photo credit Harry Davison.

Museum of Flight Screens Documentary About Ivy League Flyers

On Sept. 9, the Museum presents a special screening of The Millionaires’ Unit-U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War, the story of a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War One. The film was made veteran documentary filmmakers Ron King and Darroch Greer, who will[Read More…]

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…]