Homefronts

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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JULY 30

FHC SkyFair
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The FHC’s all-day 3rd Annual Air & Ground Show will include a multitude of vehicle and plane demos, WWII re-enactors, RC tanks, kid’s activities, and PC gaming. Enjoy a dance band and lots of food vendors while you watch some of the rarest planes in the world take to the skies!

Doors open at 10AM.

SkyFair entry pricing is as follows:

Under 5: free
Youth: $12
Military: $14
Seniors 65+ : $14
Adults: $16
Family: $40

Discounted tickets available at http://skyfair.brownpapertickets.com

AUGUST 13

NEW DATE Luftwaffe Day, Free Fly 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 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 17

Flying Tanks Day, Free Fly Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The Flying Heritage Collection brings out the heavyweights on September 17th, 2016. See the Ilyushin IL-2M3 Shturmovik, the North American B-25 Bomber, and the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt flying through the sky!

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.

OCTOBER 8

Monster Bash
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get scary close to a multitude of mythical and marvelous machines at the
Flying Heritage Collection’s third annual Monster Bash! Snap a picture with a real monster truck! Examine the famous 30-ton Sherman tank up close!

A collection of big, bad, and burly vehicles will descend on the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field on October 8th, from 10 am to 2 pm. All are welcome, but kids under 13 who come in costume get in free! Exhibitors will hand out treats to attendees while supplies last.

Food options will be on hand to allow you to stay all day and explore the FHC’s exhibits and a sensational squadron of ultra-rare vintage aircraft and vehicles.