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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.
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 swift Spitfire, and the deadly Messerschmitt Bf 109 are all ready to fly.
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.
Monster Bash, Touch a Tank and Truck Event
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Get scary close to a multitude of mythical and marvelous machines at the Flying Heritage Collection’s second annual Monster Bash! Snap a picture with a real monster truck! Examine the famous 30-ton Sherman tank up close! Touch a real aircraft rescue and firefighting crash truck!
A collection of big, bad, and burly vehicles will descend on the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field on October 3, 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.