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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FEBRUARY 12

Warpaint - The Paint Schemes of FHC's Warbirds

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All of FHC's Warbirds have a story to tell, including the numbers, icons, insignia that they bear. Join Cory Graff, FHC's Military Aviation Curator, as he discusses the meaning, significance, and importance of the paint schemes and iconography of our Warbirds.

Tickets: $20/FHC Members $15

FEBRUARY 21

February Fury
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fight firepower with more firepower. Join us for February Fury our World of Tanks demo event. Come on down and experience the quick and devastating action via six setup game kiosks. February Fury is free with paid FHC admission.

MARCH 12

History of German Rocketry

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Late in WWII, the German military fielded rocket engines in a series of unusual aircraft and rockets like the Me-163 rocket interceptor or the A-4/V-2 tactical ballistic missile.  While well advanced and far ahead of the technology available to the Allies, they had limited to no success for the German war effort, and were produced under horrendous conditions using forced labor.  With the unique artifacts from World War II Germany on display in the Flying Heritage Collection as a backdrop, senior spacecraft propulsions engineer and aerospace historian Dr. Dieter M. Zube will discuss their revolutionary propulsion systems.  His presentation will include the historical context of their development, production, and military use as well as their influence on post war missiles and space exploration.

Tickets: $20/FHC Members $15


MARCH 28

World War II Modeling Day
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come see World War II brought to life in miniature via exquisitie models prepared by the Northwest Modelers. Come to FHC and learn new techiniques from skilled local modelers or just admire the intricate work on these finally detailed models.

APRIL 9

Meet the Mitchell - Inside FHC's B-25J

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Climb inside FHC's iconic B-25J Mitchell medium bomber. The B-25 Mitchell became a World War II legend through its service in the Pacific, from the Doolittle Raid through the bombing of the Japanese home islands. Join FHC Aviation Curator Cory Graff as he outlines the importance of the B-25 and visitors are allowed to examine our example closer than they ever have before.

Tickets: $20/FHC Members $15

APRIL 18

FHC vs. The World!
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Take to the skies as FHC takes on the world in IL-2 Sturmovik 1946. Bring your own PC for this LAN event as we gather together to take on pilots from around the world.

MAY 25

Tankfest Northwest
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bring the family out to enjoy tanks, military vehicles and artillery weapons at this festive annual Flying Heritage Collection event, which includes driving and firing demonstrations and a Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club parade.

Free admission for veterans.

JULY 25

FHC Skyfair
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2nd Annual Air & Ground Show