FHCAM April Newsletter

New Hangar Coming Soon!


The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum is excited to announce the addition of a third hangar and will introduce more than 40 artifacts including vehicles and planes in the coming year – making it the largest operational military vehicle and warbird collection on the west coast. This expansion is the result of the growth in historic military aircraft and iconic combat armor.
 
“Since it’s opening in 2008, our mission has been to offer visitors unique ways to explore and examine history, which we’ve accomplished by providing first-hand experiences with the world’s finest collection of flying aircraft,” said Adrian Hunt, executive director, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. “We’re thrilled to evolve the brand to reflect our ever-growing collection of planes, tanks and artifacts.”
 
FHCAM will break ground on a third hanger in 2017. By adding 30,816 square feet of new hangar space, the museum will increase its capacity to accommodate the growing collection of aircraft and vehicles.
 
As a diligent steward of military history for the Pacific Northwest since it opened, FHCAM has added numerous important artifacts that shaped the history of warfare. Spanning military planes, ground vehicles, artillery and iconic armor, FHCAM gives visitors a firsthand look at rare historic artifacts. 
 
The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum reflects Mr. Allen’s continued effort to educate, excite and inspire visitors to learn and appreciate military history by providing unique and interactive experiences.

Winter Wargames


Join the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum on Saturday, April 8th from 2 PM - 7 PM to play World of Tanks next to FHCAM's iconic tanks! Come down and learn tactics, strategies and teamwork alongside PACNW Tankers.

World of Tanks Rookies come early (2-3 PM) and learn new techniques directly from our battle hardened veterans.

Work with a Team to dominate the competition and earn gold and tanks!

Museum admission is required for Winter Wargames 2016. FHCAM Members get in free!

Email Justin Spielmann, FHCAM Education Coordinator, JustinS@flyingheritage.com for details.

Support from Wargaming.net and PACNW Tankers make Winter Wargames 2016 possible.

Winter Series

On April 13th join Dave Masters, Sergeant (Ret.), Justin Flatt, Sergeant (Ret.) and Tony Martinez for an interesting talk: Preparing with the Patton: Training in the M60 

The M60, the sentinel against the Soviets, served as the primary main battle tank of the United States throughout the Cold War and later helped train the next generation of tankers. Join veteran tankers as they discuss their time training in the M60 and provide an up close walk around of the FHCAM's M60A1.

Doors Open: Member Only 6 PM / General Admission 6:30 PM

Presale Tickets (until 5 PM day of event): Youth $7 / Members, Volunteers, and Veterans $10 / General Admission $15

Tickets at the Door: Youth $10 / Members Volunteers, and Veterans $15 / General Admission $20

Purchase through the FHC Gift Shop onsite or over the phone at (877) 342-3404.

Paine Field Aviation Day


The Washington Pilots Association, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Historic Flight Foundation, and Paine Field will host the 22nd annual Paine Field Aviation Day on Saturday, May 20th. Join us to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.

The morning kicks off at 10:00 AM with the Paine Field Firefighters offering a pancake breakfast starting at that time. The cost of the breakfast is a $5 donation to benefit charity.

Start the day off at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum! See FHCAM's Bf 109, P-51, and B-25 take to the skies & watch the Sherman Tank and M3A1 dazzle guests on our ramp. Be sure to pick up your copy of author Cory Graff’s latest works at an exclusive, onsite book signing.

As you journey through FHCAM’s expansive hangars on this fun filled day, you won’t want to miss our latest interactive exhibit, Why War: The Causes of Conflict. This one of a kind exhibit examines the major wars the United States has been involved in, exploring common causes and roots of military confrontations. Featuring large-scale touchscreens, conflict simulators, full-scale replica atomic bombs, and personal histories, visitors can choose how they want to explore the complex topic of war in an engaging and easy to understand way.


FHCAM is proud to present historian and author Steve Bertrand discussing the history of Paine Field in our Hangar 1 from 11AM – 12 Noon. Learn what makes Paine Field unique amongst Pacific Northwest airports.

After a fun filled morning at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum head over to Historic Flight Foundation for more fun and festivities. This is going to be the best Aviation Day yet!


PRESALE PRICING: $10 Individuals ages 10 and up- $25 per family
DAY OF PRICING: $15 individuals ages 10 and up- $35 per family


Buy Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2899369


INCLUDES ADMISSION TO BOTH THE FLYING HERITAGE & COMBAT ARMOR MUSEUM AND HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION
 

Tankfest NW


On Saturday, May 27, 2017, the museum will host its annual event Tankfest Northwest 2017. This event will mark the first public reveal of the museum’s new brand identity as well as the unveil of several new artifacts! 

Doors open at 9 AM so get here early!

This year to ensure the best possible customer experience, FHCAM is excited to host multiple vehicle shows throughout the day, a viewing area that spans the length of our two hangars, bleacher seating so guests have the best possible view of our show, ADA seating area, skip the lines/discounted tickets, and much more. 

You won't want to miss the unveiling of several new vehilces including the Churchill Tank! Be the first to see these rare and gorgeous vehicles in action!

We hope to see you Memorial Day weekend for our biggest event of the season! More details coming soon!

Tickets Available Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2800842

D-Day Commemoration


Join us on Saturday, June 10th from 10 AM - 2 PM for the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's first annual commemorative event, D-Day.  What is in store for you at D-Day? FHCAM will be unveiling two new stunning artifacts, have inspirational talks happening throughout the day, activities for kids to participate in, a fly over by the P-51 Mustang, and a demonstration by our Sherman Tank.

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