Museum Of Flight, Seattle

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9404 East Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98108-4097 206-764-5720

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    Seattle Museum Of Flight

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 19, 2011

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    Unfortunately gfs and me didn't make it to this great Museum Of Flight as there was not that much time left. I yet like to quote from SteveOSF's helpful tips : The Museum of Flight is an outstanding aviation museum. It chronicles the history of flight from its origins to present day. Aircraft from the past 100 plus years are on display and well represent the record of flight. Please take a look at his great Seattle page.

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    World class aviation and space museum

    by fred98115 Written Jul 13, 2011

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    Located near Boeing Field, the museum has a world class collection of aircraft. There is a section devoted to Boeing's history in manufacturing aircraft. There is a display room with aircraft ranging from the DC-3 to a Lockheed Blackbird. A new wing has aircraft of war from the First and Second World Wars. Across the street is the Concorde, Kennedy's Air Force One, and a set of Boeing aircraft. Docents roam the floors to answer questions. There is a small cafe where hot lunches are available.

    World War One aircraft propellor Concorde Air Force One Blackbird in the Great Hall Concorde
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    Museum of Flight

    by Johnscarroll Written Aug 20, 2005

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    Seattle has one of the finest aviation museums in the world. It is especially rich in commercial and military aircraft due to Seattle's home grown Boeing corporation. The core of the musuem is "The Red Barn" - part of Boeing's original factory. Exhibits on the early age of flight are housed there.

    Located on Boeing field just south of downtown Seattle - the Museum of Flight is one of the few locations that can boast the presence of both the supersonic Concorde and Air Force One (used during the 60s and 70s).

    The new Personal Courage wing covers military aircraft for both world wars. It's a beautiful and expansive addition.

    The musuem has a theatre that presents fascinating movies. Just look at the schedule and come back for your favorites.

    My nephew has a great time in this museum. He especially enjoys the mock airport tower, the simulators (extra cost) and the movies. I like the World War sexhibits.

    The Great Gallery
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    The Concorde at the Museum of Flight

    by meteorologist1 Updated Oct 24, 2004

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    The Museum of Flight south of Seattle should not be missed because you will get to see several special aircrafts on the outdoor display. You can climb aboard the British Airways Concorde, which is one of only twenty Concordes ever built and the only one on display on the West Coast and one of only four outside Europe. You will also get to see and climb aboard the Air Force One (a Boeing 707) used by American Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. So don't miss this exciting opportunity!

    British Airways Concorde
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    Watch airplane takeoffs/landings!

    by meteorologist1 Written Oct 24, 2004

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    At the Museum of Flight you can get a clear view of the adjacent Boeing Field (King County International Airport) and watch airplanes take off and land! You can even hear pilots communicating to the tower with their takeoffs and landings!

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    Not only for flight enthusiasts..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    The Museum of Flight is a great experience, for anyone with an interest in Aviation, or just to see the how far we have come with Aircraft.. and all things pertaining to flight.
    The huge gallery, has on show, some incredible full size aircraft, beginning from the dawn of Aviation, to present day Space Age. You can also take a flight in the several similators they have in the gallery.. and have your own ‘Top Gun’ experience.

    Some of the exhibits.. The Belly of an awesome aircraft. Another.. One of many..
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    by Tanya934 Written Aug 6, 2007

    Great all weather attraction with plenty to keep you amused.
    One of the few Concordes is based here & you can walk through & get a taste of what it was like to travel @ Mach 2.
    Historical planes such as an Air Force 1 jumbo & a Lockheed Blackbird are also on display.
    They even have a Blackbird Cockpit you can sit in & try for size.
    Great exhibtion on the Apollo 12 commander, Pete Conrad.
    Restaurant has a wide selection of food & you can sit outside & watch the planes take off & land @ Boeing Field adjacent to the museum.
    Very good value for money all round

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    Museum of Flight Store

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Mar 23, 2007

    The Store features top-quality gifts, unique apparel and books, aircraft models, and educational toys. Also available, are stick pins, posters, magnets etc..
    The Store is open during regular Gallery hours.

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    One of the world's finest aviation museums.

    by worldkiwi Written Sep 9, 2006

    The Museum of Flight, not far south of Seattle city centre, and just off the I5, has to be one of the world's greatest aviation museums. It is located right next to Boeing Field, where the delivery line for 737s is. Plan to spend a whole day there if you love planes. We got there quite late in the morning and stayed right up to the 5pm closing time. Even then, I didn't get to see everything.
    There are four major sections to the museum. The outdoor area is a rather crammed parking lot with the first ever B747, a concorde, the first ever 737 and a 707 that was JFK's Airforce One. It is a shame to see that these planes are left outside in the elements. Hopefully one day the museum will be able to afford a fittingly designed building to house these beautiful planes under cover.
    Across the road in the main museum building there is a a huge glass building housing all sorts of planes from replicas of early 20th century pioneering craft, to a Blackbird. Between this wing of the museum and the brilliantly set-out WW1 and WW2 galleries is the absorbing Red Shed - the original Boeing assembly plant. I was totally intrigued with the displays and information in here, which documents the history of the Boeing company through its trials and tribulations. I lingered here for so much time, that I ended up virtually jogging through the WW2 and WW1 galleries, which merit several hours in themselves.
    I can't recommend this museum enough, if you love planes. I could easily return here to see all the things I glanced at in the world war galleries.
    Unfortunately, I can't advise on the entry cost, as I had a complimentary ticket courtesy of Boeing!

    Entrance to the Museum of Flight Concorde at Museum of Flight
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