Seattle: Museum of Flight

So my work conference in Seattle was good, but now I found myself “stranded.” Owing to a once-in-a-generation extreme cold back in the Midwest, my flight back home to Milwaukee was canceled. Then it was canceled for the next two days. So I ended up extended my trip by three days in Seattle.

What to do? I had been to the Space Needle before, the Museum of Pop Culture, and the Pike Place Market. I decided to take an Uber and visit the Museum of Flight near Boeing Field, located in Tukwila, just south of Seattle.

I was not disappointed. I think one of my earliest memories is flying with my mom out to California. I remember the flight attendant affixing wings on my shirt!

For me, the star of the museum is their outdoor covered aviation pavilion. This place is every aviation geek’s dream!

I was able to go onboard a British Airways Concorde.


British Airways Concorde

And right next to the Concorde is an Air Force One that was used extensively by LBJ and Nixon.


Air Force One

You can also go on board the City of Everett, the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet ever built.


First Boeing 747

Then it’s on to newer jets like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The grounds also feature the “Red Barn” – it was an original Boeing manufacturing facility.


The early Boeing headquarters

The rest of the museum features exhibits dedicated to aviation history and advancements, both military and civilian.

It’s definitely worth a visit for aviation enthusiasts. I visited on a weekday morning in January, and at times, felt like I had the place to myself.

Here are more pics from the Museum of Flight. Check out my Flickr album for more Seattle pics.

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