"Museum of Flight" Seattle by Frogfrog

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The Great Gallery

Is the the largest of the rooms, where there are planes of all sizes. It is the room that holds planes such as the Lockheed Blackbird M21 Stealth, piper planes, a Hiller YH-32 Hornet engineless helicopter, and a Taylor Aerocar 3 Flying car, Mig-21 PFM, F-4C Phantom 2, The World’s Fastest plane the Lockheed SR-71A cockpit you can climb inside of, as well as other fighter aircraft there are three flight simulators you can operate and challenge yourself. Attached to the main room is an exhibit for space that has a Lunar Roving Vehicle, Command Module 007 that was used in the 1966 space flight. While walking thru the Space exhibit overhead there is the Discovery with its payload doors open. There are simulators for the Space craft where you can operate a NASA simulator to return the shuttle home safe.

Personal Courage Wing and The Red Barn.

The Second room is dedicated to the evolution of fighting aircraft from WW1 and WW2. Down stairs is where the aircraft from WW2 are located. There are also radios that play the music and announcements from that time period, photos, weapons and other memorial items throughout the first floor. On the second floor you are immediately greeted by a plane preparing for a dive maneuver. There is a hot air balloon basket that you can walk in to get a feel of how people would have been in flight on in a balloon. There are bi-planes and tri-wing aircraft as well as a plane that was used for movies during WW1. There are two flight simulators for children to test their flying skills. There is even a rare Aviatik D.I. As well as the aircraft there is a War Trench in the middle of the room that will give you the feel of Actually being there.

The Red Barn is the actual barn where the first of the Boeing aircraft was made. On display is some of the lathes that were used during that time period. (The Fairbank Morse engine was replaced with an electric motor to operate the lathes for display) The barn houses airframes that show how the first planes were constructed. Included in the Red Barn is the History of Flight walk thru.

The Air Park

Across the walking bridge are larger planes that you can walk into. There is an AIR FORCE ONE that was used for President’s to include John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Other Aircraft includes the only Concorde on the West coast, a Lockheed Model 1049G “Super Constellation”, Boeing 747 and a Boeing 737 Prototype (Baby Boeing).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:There is a lot to see and do here and it's great for all ages.
  • Cons:Not all walk-on aircraft are open all day.
  • In a nutshell:This is awesome!
  • Last visit to Seattle: Feb 2011
  • Intro Updated Mar 14, 2011
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