Museum of Flight

9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108
Gossamer Albatross II

Gossamer Albatross II at the Museum of Flight.

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The Museum of Flight is a private non-profit air and space museum near King County International Airport (Boeing Field) just south of Seattle. The museum has more than 150 aircraft in its collection, including the world's first fighter plane from World War I and one of five surviving Aerocars, automobiles with detachable wings and propeller. A Lockheed Model 10-E Electra was restored to match the aircraft Amelia Earhart was piloting when she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. The collection also inclues a MacCready Gossamer Albatross II, a human-powered aircraft.

On its grounds is the Personal Courage Wing (PCW) with 28 World War I and World War II aircraft from several countries including Germany, Russia, and Japan. The "Red Barn," a registered historic site also known as Building No. 105, was used during the early 1900s as Boeing's original manufacturing plant.

The Harl V. Brackin Library at the Museum of Flight specializes in aerospace and aviation. As of 2011, it contains 66,000 books and subscribes to 100 periodicals.

The museum attracts over 400,000 visitors every year.

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