All of us have at least once, as a child wanted the ability to fly. With technology and time man has created airplanes and the Museum of Flight is the place where one gets a chance to revel in the fascinating world of these flying machines. They have a prototype Boeing747 and even a spy fighter plane. Along with that they have science and engineering information related to plane building and a number of activities involving these concepts. They have flight simulators to really take your experience off the ground without leaving it. You can plan your own flight and take off too!
On the airfield you can get a chance to sit inside the cockpit of a real aircraft and ensure if it is safe to take off. The cafe has delicious snacks and the shop has books about aviation and can be wonderful gifts. If you have more time in your agenda, you could even participate in the weekend camps that they organize that include staying at the museum over night to learn more about aviation technology.
This is a museum you should not miss as it will literally make you feel like you have wings!
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Absolutely phenomenal. Extremely friendly staff and knowledgeable volunteers. Very clean and organized facilities. A must-see for anybody even remotely interested in aviation or history regarding of age. My only advice is make sure you have enough time. I was there for 5 hours and had to rush at the end to see everything. Exhibits are massive and numerous. It will take all day to experience everything they offer.
Very comprehensive flight museum. There is a lot to see and a lot to read. There is a complete history of flight all the way back to wright brothers up to the current jets. There is even an outdoor area to go inside real planes. Pretty cool going inside JFK's Air Force One and they have a Concorde jet too. Definitely recommend, will definitely bring visiting friends and family and will definitely be going back because there is so much.
This museum is incredible. The sheer number of aircraft inside is awe-inspiring. There are plenty of interactive experiences for the kids. The amount of history data available surprised me. You could easily spend all day at this place and not see everything. Do you want to see military drones? Check. Modern military aircraft? Check. Spacecraft? Check. World War I aircraft? World War II aircraft? The first 747 ever built? An Air Force One plane? The Concorde? Helicopters? Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. All of it is displayed in amazingly creative ways. There are signs with information. The employees are all very helpful and knowledgeable. And there are endless accessories, models, pictures, signs, etc., to add to the colorful, eye-popping displays. This place is amazing and words don't do it justice so I've added a bunch of pictures so you can get an idea of what it feels like.
Extensive displays with comprehensive overview of aviation history, currently with traveling exhibit on the Space Race. Nicely laid out. Many planes from copy of Kitty Hawk to original Air Force One (707 used by Eisenhauer, Kennedy, Nixon...), a 747, Concorde SST and many many others including large military collection. Accompanying historical insights. Unique museum. A lot can be seen in as little as 2-3 hours, but you could spend a couple of days there and not see everything. A great place to go with out of town guests or kids.
My son's first visit. He loved it and enjoyed being under the big plane in the back. Did some toy shopping. Your able to like go to the planes very close which was very fun. Great place to visit. I recommend it .