The Museum of Flight honors with its annual Pathfinder Award those individuals with ties to the Pacific Northwest who have made significant contributions to the development of the aerospace industry. The Pathfinder Award honorees are selected by the Museum of Flight Board of Trustees from among nominees chosen by the Museum, the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and representatives of other aviation and aerospace organizations and companies throughout the Northwest.

A database with biographical information for every Pathfinder awardee to date is available for the public in the William M. Allen Theater and online. Please follow the following link and the interactive will open in a separate window.