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Flying Heritage Collection

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Address: 3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204-1351
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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Fantastic effort to preserve and make history available to all. A fairly small but outstanding collection of historic aircraft well presented. Not to be missed for any aviation or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Jasper, Georgia
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Jasper, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic effort to preserve and make history available to all. A fairly small but outstanding collection of historic aircraft well presented. Not to be missed for any aviation or history enthusiast ! Thanks to Paul Allen for investing in our history ! My only disappointment was missing the August flying display !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we live in the area and have visited this small museum a few times. we love it. they give you AAA discounts and our out of town guests love it to. the docents here have flown these planes and are so willing to tell you about them and their personal stories. so fun to visit. very small, low key type... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to Paul for doing this for all of us. it is well worth the trip and is a great history lesson the other things offered as the fly bys etc. They are always doing something here so go do it. Group tours we had ball.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just went along with this because my husband wanted to go here and I figured if I went along, he would have to go shopping with me. BUT I think I enjoyed it as much as he did. There a lot of World war tanks pictures and planes, a lot of videos explaining everything and the staff is quick... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG this was our first time and we loved it, if you are in the Seattle area i recommended visiting this exhibit

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is Paul Allen's (Co-founder of Microsoft) personal collection of (mostly) World War II aircraft - fully restored, and most functional. You can take a self-guided tour or opt for a free personal tour with a docent. We chose the latter. We had Rob. His knowledge of the mechanics and history of each plane was amazing. He knew the role... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with some out of town friends and enjoyed the old planes, this is a good place to bring out of town guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collection has several unique models of aircraft we have not seen in other major aviation museums. These include Russian, German, and British models from WW-II and newer. Each has both a set of performance specifications and short history of their acquisition. We stayed and extra day to see the Spitfire, Hurricane, and Bf-109 fly together. They also flew the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Paul Allan and the Flying Heritage Collection team have done a wonderful job of collecting and restoring a wide variety of very unique aircraft. If you love aircraft and especially restored vintage warbirds... this is a must visit. It is not just a drive by... but set aside a few hours to tour the museums. Oh and the monthly free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you're into rare and vintage planes, particularly from WWII, you'll love this collection. Even if you're only vaguely interested and can't tell the difference between any of them (but are stuck going with someone who is), there is a lot of detail about the planes to make them come alive, from the people who made them, the women who... More 

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