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Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight is home to an expansive collection of aircraft from the Museum of Flight Air Force One to the West Coast's only Concorde and the world's fastest aircraft, the M-21 Lockheed Blackbird.Built in 1963, the M-21 at the Museum of Flight is the sole survivor of two M-21s constructed. The other one was lost in a drone-launching accident that led to the cancellation of the program. The SR-71, the most numerous and successful Blackbird variant, set absolute world speed and altitude records for air-breathing production aircraft in 1976 and remains the fastest, highest-flying piloted jet in history.

The Museum of Flight Space Gallery, dedicated to Charles Simonyi in 2012, includes multisensory exhibits that emphasize stories from the visionaries, designers, pilots, and crews of the Space Shuttle and other space related missions. The gallery houses a Full Fuselage Trainer (FFT), a Shuttle mockup that was used to train all Space Shuttle astronauts.

The Museum of Flight Seattle is home to an expansive collection of aircraft. The Personal Courage Wing is a two-story gallery that highlights the stories of courage, dedication, heroism and the triumph of the human spirit of those involved in fighter aviation in World War I and World War II. This gallery showcases 28 immaculately restored WWI and WWII fighter planes across two galleries, including one of the finest collections of historic fighters found anywhere in the world—the internationally known Champlin Fighter Collection.

Through state-of-the-art exhibits, interactive experiences and flight simulations the Personal Courage Wing exhibits tell the stories of not only those who flew, but the people who designed, built and maintained these amazing aircraft. Unlike the Museum's Great Gallery, the Personal Courage Wing is essentially a black box, designed to provide necessary protection from harmful ultraviolet light that can damage fragile items like documents and uniforms.

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Location: 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108, United States