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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MAY 25

Tankfest Northwest
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bring the family out to enjoy tanks, military vehicles and artillery weapons at this festive annual event, which includes driving and firing demonstrations of tanks and artillery. There will also be a Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club parade. This year we are proud to announce we will be joined by two military units, the 1-161 Combined Arms Battalion which will bring an M1 Abrams tank and the 1-303 Cavalry Squadron which will bring a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Both units are part of the 81st Brigade Combat Team and will demo their vehicles.

This family event features remote control tanks, reptiles, food, and fun.

Doors open at 10 am on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.

Free admission for veterans.

Please note the event ends at 4PM but the Collection will be open until 5PM.

JUNE 20

Pacific Legends Day/ Fathers Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Take dad to Paine Field on Father’s Day weekend to see the Flying Heritage Collection’s amazing aircraft take to the skies. Father and son teams Steve and Steven Hinton, along with Bud and Ross Granley, will demonstrate the legendary aircraft of the Pacific War—the P-51 Mustang, F6F Hellcat, P-40 Tomahawk, and the rare Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

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.

JULY 9

Arlington Fly In
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

JULY 25

FHC Skyfair
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

FHC’s all-day 2nd 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!

This year we will be flying our Fw 190A, Hurricane, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-25 and Zero. We will be joined by Historic Flight Foundation with their DC3 and Planes of Fame Museum is scheduled to fly their Korean War-era MiG-15 and F-86 jet fighters!

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 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.