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Seattle


Washington State

Museum of Flight

Seattle's Museum of Flight recently received one of two British Airways Concorde jets to be displayed in the United States, and will permanently exhibit the plane's cockpit and cabin to the public.
The Concorde, which arrived in Seattle on November 5th, 2003, is exhibited in the Museum's outdoor gallery along with America's first presidential jet and other vintage aircraft.
Plans call for the eventual enclosure of all these aircraft in a large Commercial Aviation Wing, comprising the third and final phase of the Museum's ongoing expansion.

Seattle's Museum of Flight opened a new, Personal Courage Wing on June 6, 2004, the 60th anniversary of D-Day.
This collection will feature a wide range of aircraft from all sides of both great wars, allowing visitors to compare the aircraft and see the evolution of fighter aircraft technology. The Personal Courage Wing will feature two major galleries with immersive environments and interactive technologies such as virtual-reality flight simulations. The wing will also showcase personal stories of the pilots, ground crew members, designers and builders of these vintage aircraft with extensive oral and living history presentations and theatrical programs.
The World War 1 Gallery will feature a Fokker Triplane and Albatros used by the Red Baron. The World War 11 Gallery will feature the famous P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt, Messerschmitt Bf 109, P-40 Warhawk P-51 Mustang and the only Soviet Yak-9U on display in North America.


Aircraft already in the Museum collection include the pre-World War I Caproni-the world's first and oldest fighter plane, the Curtiss Jenny, a Corsair and a Spitfire.
The Museum believes that it is very important to show the public a comprehensive collection of vintage aircraft and include planes that represent all the main combatants.

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The current Museum campus is dominated by the glass-and-steel Great Gallery
The current Museum campus is dominated by the glass-and-steel Great Gallery

British Airways Concorde G-BOAE taken on final approach to New York's Kennedy airport, September 19, 2003.
British Airways Concorde G-BOAE taken on final approach to New York's Kennedy airport, September 19, 2003.

   
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Source: Seattle CVB; photos: Museum of Flight, Sam Chui
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