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Flying Heritage Collection

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Address: 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, WA 98204
Phone Number: 206-342-4243
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Flying Heritage Collection, located at Paine Field in Everett, boasts...

Flying Heritage Collection, located at Paine Field in Everett, boasts last-of-their-kind aircraft and artifacts from WWII, restored to the highest level of authenticity. Each aircraft has a story and FHC docents are on hand to give you all the exciting details. After your tour, stop by the gift shop and purchase an aviation inspired bottle of wine or a book written by FHC Military Aviation Curator, Cory Graff. Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays Labor Day thru Memorial Day.

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See the planes you grew up drawing!

Great collection and even better people! You can walk around and be close enough to smell the oil. Most of these birds fly and many have cool stories that go with them. Volunteers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
everett, wa
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everett, wa
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great collection and even better people! You can walk around and be close enough to smell the oil. Most of these birds fly and many have cool stories that go with them. Volunteers do much of the work and they are fanatics about detail. Guides are attentive and knowledgeable. Oh yeah they have ground vehicles too!

Thank the1mitch
Everett, Washington
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Have the best collection west of Dayton, Ohio. Great Docents and excellent layout for viewing. Excellent displays of epuitpment.

Thank Gottanotion
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My daughter wanted to visit an aviation related aircraft museum while we are visiting the Northwest. We are staying in Lynnwood and I saw the sign while driving so I suggested this one. Staff is extremely friendly. The exhibits are very informative and interesting. We were slightly pressed for time so we missed the movies in the second hangar but... More 

Thank AQflyer
NYC Area
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141 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We visited the Flying Heritage Collection (founded and backed by Paul Allen) as history buffs, and we weren't disappointed. This is a museum of flying, mostly WW II and earlier, but is called a "collection" because most of the planes are actually flown. The aircraft are beautifully restored, and include planes that we though had vanished, including 3 Mitsubishi Zeros,... More 

Thank pdclarry
Kent, Washington
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We have been here twice. The first time we were so impressed with the aircraft and docent we decided that we had to bring my husbands' Dad to see it as well. All of the aircraft are in flying condition and they do fly them on special "Fly Days" which are amazing to see. The sounds are another way to... More 

Thank GTPony07
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Visiting the Flying Heritage Collection was a last minute decision. It's one I'm glad I made. The planes are incredible - and I'm not a real airplane aficionado. But, I appreciate history and technology advancements. I think that's what this "museum" is really all about - the history. Just imagine how far we've come in such a short period of... More 

Thank BGibbsSA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The flying heritage collection is best for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs. The aircraft are all beautifully restored and in flying condition. It is well worth chatting to one of the docents who have a wealth of knowledge and are very happy to show you around and pass on some fascinating information about the aircraft and often about the applicable... More 

Thank Melsewhere
Stanwood, Wa.
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I visited the collection with a group. We were fortunate to have a very informative volunteer vet show us through the collection. He had great stories to tell about each aircraft. the planes were all meticulously refurbished with a few war wounds intact. the Heritage mechanics are masters at their work to find the parts to restore these beauties to... More 

Thank lmaill61
Camarillo, California, United States
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The majority of these planes are qualified for flight by the FAA. Those that are missing a prop or an engine are undergoing FAA test and re certification for the next airshow season. Being October, the planes are entering their off season maintenance period. These are not static displays! This is not a museum.

Thank ThomasH_traveling
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This somewhat eclectic collection is ever-evolving thanks to the passionate attentions of its owner (Paul Allen) and numerous volunteers. All exhibits are kept in working condition and summer sees many sputtering to life and soaring into the wild blue. I particularly appreciate the early hand-sewn flying machine and the "Night Witches". The personal stories of various planes captivate. A 'don't... More 

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