The Museum of Flight's Aviation Pavilion is a covered, open-air gallery with 19 rare and unique commercial and military airplanes. The 3-acre display focuses on the dramatic development of large aircraft and commercial airliners from the 1930s to the present. The Pavilion also offers the first-ever exhibit about the business of air freight. The FedEx Air Cargo exhibit, built from the fuselage of a former FedEx Boeing 727 freighter, is a highly interactive, behind-the-scenes exploration into the world of air deliveries. 

The Pavilion also offers a Café (seasonal) and a KidPort play area in one of Seattle's largest covered spaces.

Aviation Pavilion Aircraft Hours
Daily 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Aircraft in the Pavilion

The Museum’s unrivaled collection of large commercial aircraft can be seen in one place. The airliner line-up includes the world’s only presentation of the first Boeing 727, 737 and 747 jets, the first jet Air Force One, the extremely rare Boeing 247D and Douglas DC-2 airliners from the 1930s, the only Concorde on the West Coast and the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. 

The military line-up includes three big bombers—World War Two’s B-17F Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress and the Cold War’s B-47 Stratojet; plus jet fighters spanning the wars from Korea to the Persian Gulf.

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