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The treasures of the Flying Heritage Collection are presented within the social, political, technological and economic context of their time, from an international perspective.

For each nation involved in world conflicts, designing and delivering a mighty air fleet wasn't all that was needed to fight the enemy. Sacrifices were also made by the general citizens, who had to ration or forego domestic goods – metal, cloth, gasoline, food – to equip their armies.

While the Flying Heritage Collection showcases the spectacular warbirds and technologies of 1935-45, its exhibits also shine a light on the humanity at the homefronts.

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AUGUST 15

V-J Day 70th Anniversary
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Flying Heritage Collection is taking to the skies with some of America’s most iconic WWII aircraft! See the big P-47 Thunderbolt and F6F Hellcat and hear the purr of the P-51 Mustang’s Merlin engine.

Watching the flying demonstration is always free, but why not make the day of it? Museum admission gets you entry for special events and lectures, a free pilots’ autograph signing session, and an up-close look at some of the rarest and most valuable vintage aircraft and vehicles in the world!

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!

PLEASE NOTE: The flights are planned activities but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Flying may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call (877) FHC-3404.

AUGUST 24 - AUGUST 31

Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Arizona Wing will be here will Sentimental Journey
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Climb aboard the legendary B-17 bomber that became known as WWII's Flying Fortress for a flight that will truly take you back in time. The price for this historic flight is only $425 per waiste seat ($850 for nose seats), minimum of five passengers need to be signed up per flight.

As passengers prepare for their flight, a quick tour of the plane will show where each of the 10 crew members were stationed. Passengers will then board and be seated in either the forward section (nose) or aft section (radio room/waist gunners).

Web Site: http://www.azcaf.org/pages/rides.php#b17

AUGUST 29

Luftwaffe Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Flying Heritage Collection holds some of the rarest and most iconic German aircraft of World War II. On Saturday, the famous Bf 109 Messerschmitt and ultra-rare Focke-Wulf Fw 190 will take to the skies once again! Also scheduled to fly is the super-slow-moving Fieseler Storch spotter plane!

Watching the flying demonstration is always free, but why not make the day of it? Museum admission gets you entry for special events and lectures, a free pilots’ autograph signing session, and an up-close look at some of the rarest and most valuable vintage aircraft and vehicles in the world!

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!

PLEASE NOTE: The flights are planned activities but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Flying may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call (877) FHC-3404.

SEPTEMBER 19

Battle of Britain
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The planes that fought in the skies over Great Britain take to the air once again at the Flying Heritage Collection! The hearty Hurricane, swift Spitfire, and the deadly Messerschmitt Bf 109 are all ready to fly. As well, the Historic Flight Foundation is scheduled to participate in this one-of-a-kind flying event with their Spitfire Mk IXe!

Watching the flying demonstration is always free, but why not make the day of it? Museum admission gets you entry for special events and lectures, a free pilots’ autograph signing session, and an up-close look at some of the rarest and most valuable vintage aircraft and vehicles in the world!

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!

PLEASE NOTE: The flights are planned activities but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Flying may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call (877) FHC-3404.