B-52 takes to the freeways

SEATTLE — After 26 years of open storage at Paine Field, Everett, the Museum of Flight‘s 1959 Boeing B-52 bomber will be moved to the museum’s West Campus at Boeing Field in Seattle in early June. Not flight worthy, the plane was disassembled for shipment and most of the parts were recently delivered to the […]

New Vietnam War exhibit opens Memorial Day Weekend at Museum of Flight

SEATTLE — On May 26, 2018, the Museum of Flight opens “Vietnam Divided: War Above Southeast Asia,” a permanent addition to the museum’s glass-walled main gallery that focuses on the air war over Southeast Asia from 1955-1975. Using displays based upon the design of military airbase protective barriers, the exhibit is not meant to be […]

The Museum of Flight to award scholarships

The Museum of Flight‘s Boeing Academy for STEM Learning will award scholarships in flight training and college education for high school age students. College scholarships for up to $29,500 will be awarded annually for four years. Flight training scholarships will be awarded for up to $10,000. “Thanks to the establishment of some new endowments, we […]

The Museum of Flight partners with new aviation museum in Japan

SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight in Seattle and Aichi Museum of Flight near Nagoya, Japan,  unveiled a cooperative agreement at the grand opening of the Aichi Museum at Nagoya Airport in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The two museums will exchange ideas and best practices in aspects of museum operations, human resource development responsible for the […]

Putting the Blue Angels on a pedestal

SEATTLE — On Nov. 17, 2017, the Museum of Flight‘s Navy F/A-18C Blue Angel was relocated from a corner in the Aviation Pavilion to its new home on free display atop a pedestal near the museum’s south lawn entrance. Canted skyward to a height of almost four stories, the plane is a tribute to the […]

Museum of Flight gets largest bequest in its history

SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight has received the largest bequest in its 52-year history, a donation of more than $17 million from the estate of Betty Houston, widow of Frank “Sam” Houston. The gift will establish the Frank “Sam” and Betty Houston Education Endowment to provide educational opportunities to young people exploring aerospace and […]

Playing the Past

SEATTLE — Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 can earn a Playing the Past badge by participating in the Museum of Flight‘s Living History Experience program on Sept. 9. During the four-hour program, scouts will assume the character of a person who served as a World War II Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). Each Scout will […]