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“History you can touch . . .” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Heritage Flight Museum

Heritage Flight Museum
4165 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 733-4422
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Ranked #16 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Museums
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Washington State
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“History you can touch . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

the flight museum is a small treasure located next to bellingham's international airport. for anyone interested in history - you will find much to study and fascinate you here. if you are fortunate enough to visit when there is a fly-in with historic planes coming in from other parts of the country, it's something you will never forget.

Visited November 2012
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bellingham, wa
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“Fun on the fly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Our family has been here several times. It's fun when they have the old planes taking off and landing. Look on their website to see special event dates throughout the year. They ask for a donation which is a cheap family outing. There are several rooms including a large room with actual planes and items for the kids to look at and touch. Fun stop at least once or twice per year.

Visited April 2013
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Lynden, Washington
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“If you're into vintage aircraft, this is worth a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

For a small-town flight museum, this place was more impressive than I expected. Founded in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Maj. General Bill Anders, the museum hosts a collection of artifacts from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. But what I really enjoyed was the up-close look and touch of some vintage aircraft, all in flyable condition.

You can view the full collection on their website - http://www.heritageflight.org/content/ - under the "collections" menu. Unfortunately, it is rare that the entire collection is there at one time. Many of the aircraft travel to various airshows in the region, but at any one time, you can catch some very impressive machines at the hanger. Also, the hanger is not huge, so some of the planes are stored in adjacent facilities.

On our trip, we saw the P51 - Mustang, the PT19 - Cornell, the PT13 - Stearman, the TD6 - Texan, the O2 - Skymaster, the H16 - Souix (MASH Chopper), just to name a few.

Visited January 2013
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