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Flying Heritage Collection

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Address: 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, WA 98204
Phone Number: 12063424243
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The planes within the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time...

The planes within the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II. Examples include U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese types, which were often pitted against each other in great air battles. These rare survivors were researched, hunted down and sometimes recovered from former battlegrounds and airfields. While a few specimens were rebuilt by previous owners, the majority on display have received restoration of the highest authenticity. In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen's passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity and share them with the public. While the education they provide is significant, we hope you take special pleasure in knowing that these historic aircraft are not meant simply for display in a static museum environment. As part of the Flying Heritage Collection, their destiny is to return once more to the sky, where they were always meant to be. The Flying Heritage Collection is operated by Friends of Flying Heritage, a 501 (c)(3) organization committed to educating the public about these rare, historic aircraft.

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High Quality War Planes

I have been to many Air Museums over the years, but never have I seen this level of restoration quality. Paul Allen has done an amazing job collecting one of a kind and extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many Air Museums over the years, but never have I seen this level of restoration quality. Paul Allen has done an amazing job collecting one of a kind and extremely rare war planes. Most of these aircrafts are flown at regular events throughout the year. Only the one of a kind are grounded. Several of these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to know about the existence of the Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) via a brochure on one of the Washington State Ferries. Got curious immediately as I am a real lover of everything that has to do with the World War II and the history of technology in general. The day after we went from Seattle downtown to FHC, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Price was very good, with great assistance and knowledgeable staff. Our grandson was very excited to see this display.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the planes are restored to perfection. All the planes fly and on a lucky day you can watch one take off and fly around Paine field. The docents are very knowledgeable and will answer any questions for you. Plan to spend more time than you think there.

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique collection of planes, tanks and history. What made this collection even more impressive is that many of these planes and tanks are in working condition. We live close enough where every once in a while we see some of these planes in the air. There are two hangers in this collection filled with what is probably a... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone was help. Very well arranged with great documentation. I would highly recommend visiting the Flying Heritage Museum. It is a place to take your time and read the descriptions of each item.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband is crazy for history and we had a private guide named Hank and he was so terrific . If you like old war history, don't miss this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Every summer they fly these old planes and that's how we first learned about this Paul Allen museum. It's a great place to take older people who remember these planes and can tell you about history and what they remember about the wars. They have such character that planes lack today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This was a highlight of my life. What better way to spend time than by looking at history. The people are friendly and obviously enjoyed their jobs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This Spring I was invited by a friend to visit Mr. Paul Allen´s enormous collection of World War II combat aircraft. Perfectly restored and beautifully maintained, these world heritage aircraft are still in flying condition. As a retired USAF pilot I was amazed to have the urge to slip the surly bonds of earth in each of these beautiful aircraft.... More 

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