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Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

On Friday (June 8), Highline Public Schools threw a long-bomb touchdown of a party for graduating seniors, who jammed the Museum of Flight in Tukwila to celebrate their milestone with none other than Seattle... [Read more]

Free Solar Eclipse watching at Museum of Flight in Tukwila Monday

Free Solar Eclipse watching at Museum of Flight in Tukwila Monday

Why struggle through heavy traffic driving south into Oregon and then scramble trying to find a viewing spot – to say nothing of possible food and gasoline shortages while there – for Monday’s historic... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

On Thursday morning (May 18), Elston and Jackline Hill had the privilege of attending the press preview of the new Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight, which opens this Saturday, May 20. The centerpiece... [Read more]

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School The Museum of Flight in Tukwila will finally be opening their long awaited exhibit. The Apollo Exhibit, which was announced a few years back and confirmed... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Light show dazzles at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Light show dazzles at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of some amazing light shows that dazzled guests at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party Friday night, July 15 (click images to see larger versions): VIDEO Here’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

Story & Photos courtesy resident Elston Hill: The Museum of Flight previewed its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion on Thursday (June 23) for the media. The 9-story high, roofed outdoor gallery doubles... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Jeff Bezos unveils recovered Apollo rocket engines at Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Jeff Bezos unveils recovered Apollo rocket engines at Museum of Flight

Story & Photos by Elston Hill In 2013, billionaire Jeff Bezos underwrote a private — and secret — expedition to find and recover the Apollo rocket engines that launched astronauts Neil Armstrong,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Blue Angels’ dramatic practice flights take off from Boeing Field

PHOTOS: Blue Angels’ dramatic practice flights take off from Boeing Field

The Blue Angels have been taking off this week – just a stone’s throw from Burien – at Boeing Field, and resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline went out Thursday morning (July 30) and took... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: We are lucky to live near the Museum of Flight, a first-class air museum located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, near Boeing Field in Tukwila. Admission is $20 for... [Read more]

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner exhibit opens this weekend at Museum of Flight

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner exhibit opens this weekend at Museum of Flight

This weekend the Museum of Flight, located at the southwest corner of Boeing Field, will become the first museum in the world to add a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its collection. The Boeing Company will... [Read more]

Holiday Fun at Museum of Flight Begins with Santa’s Airplane Arrival Dec. 15

Holiday Fun at Museum of Flight Begins with Santa’s Airplane Arrival Dec. 15

“Santa’s Landing Party” at The Museum of Flight in Tukwila begins Saturday morning, December 15, when the jolly old man and his wife will fly in via a classic de Havilland Beaver bush... [Read more]

B-17 Flight Evokes Images About What WWII Missions Were Like

B-17 Flight Evokes Images About What WWII Missions Were Like

by Ralph Nichols, with photos by Michael Brunk A light rain fell from the low, gray sky around Puget Sound Monday morning – just as it often did on American bomber crews based in England and Scotland... [Read more]

Planetary Resources Shooting to “Meet the Asteroids,” Announces Plans

Planetary Resources Shooting to “Meet the Asteroids,” Announces Plans

Story by Mark Neuman Photos courtesy Ted Huetter/Museum of Flight Sounding perhaps like youthful science fiction fans excitedly reciting passages from their favorite cosmic short stories, a handful of... [Read more]

‘One Heck Of A Long Distance Call!’ Students Speak With Orbiting Astronauts

‘One Heck Of A Long Distance Call!’ Students Speak With Orbiting Astronauts

Story by Mark Neuman Photos by Scott Schaefer Three astronauts, orbiting Earth in the International Space Station, turned on a camera, popped open some microphones, and spoke with several local high... [Read more]

Hero Pilot “Sully” Sullenberger Will Safely Land At Museum Of Flight Mar. 8th

Hero Pilot “Sully” Sullenberger Will Safely Land At Museum Of Flight Mar. 8th

The Museum of Flight is presenting An Evening with Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger on Monday, March 8th from 7pm to 9pm in its William M. Allen Theater. As many Readers may recall, “Sully”... [Read more]