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FEBRUARY 11

Lecture: Inside the B-25
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cory Graff, FHC Military Aviation Curator
Climb inside FHC's iconic B-25J Mitchell medium bomber. The B-25 Mitchell became a World War II legend through its service in the Pacific, from the Doolittle Raid through the bombing of the Japanese home islands. Join FHC Aviation Curator Cory Graff as he outlines the importance of the B-25 and visitors are allowed to examine our example closer than they ever have before.

Tickets: $20 | FHC Members $15
Tickets available through the FHC ticket counter.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY 13

Winter Wargames: February
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Love World of Tanks? Up your game with FHC’s Winter Wargames every second Saturday of the month this winter (November to May). Come down and learn tactics, strategies and teamwork alongside PACNW clan members.

Play with a massive array of tanks via unlocked accounts and find the right tank for you. Compete to win in our structured tournaments with prizes for top performers.

Whether you are an experienced tanker or are ready to armor up for the first time Winter Wargames is for you. Get ready for glory! The battle is about to begin.

$35 for all 7 events (ask for the Winter Wargaming membership) or regular admission per day.

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


MARCH 10

Lecture: German WWII Rocket Fighters: The Me-163 and other follies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dieter Zube, Aerojet Rocketdyne
One of the unusual aircraft that Germany fielded during World War II was the Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket interceptor. It made use of the new Walther rocket engines that had been developed in Germany and combined it with a unique “Nurflügel” (flying wing) airframe designed by Alexander Lippisch that had its roots in the glider tradition of post WWI Germany. The aircraft is of interest to the engineering community, but became a failure from a military point of view. Against the backdrop of the Me-163 aircraft on display at the Flying Heritage Collection, in his presentation Dr. Dieter M. Zube will discuss the technical features of the aircraft and propulsion system as well as its military use. He will also address other rocket fighters of the era like the Bachem Natter, and the legacy of these aircraft.

Dr. Dieter M. Zube grew up in Germany and graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering from the Universität Stuttgart in Southwest Germany. Since 1997, he is a senior technical staff member working on spacecraft propulsion technology for Aerojet Rocketdyne in Redmond, Wash., and teaches spacecraft propulsion classes at the University of Washington. In his spare time he flies as the chief pilot for a skydive center in Snohomish, Wash., and volunteers as a museum docent for the Seattle Museum of Flight, where he gives regular museum tours and special presentations on spaceflight topics and German aerospace history.

Tickets: $20 | FHC Members $15
Tickets available through the FHC ticket counter.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

MARCH 12

Winter Wargames: March
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Love World of Tanks? Up your game with FHC’s Winter Wargames every second Saturday of the month this winter (November to May). Come down and learn tactics, strategies and teamwork alongside PACNW clan members.

Play with a massive array of tanks via unlocked accounts and find the right tank for you. Compete to win in our structured tournaments with prizes for top performers.

Whether you are an experienced tanker or are ready to armor up for the first time Winter Wargames is for you. Get ready for glory! The battle is about to begin.

$35 for all 7 events (ask for the Winter Wargaming membership) or regular admission per day.

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


APRIL 9

Winter Wargames: April
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Love World of Tanks? Up your game with FHC’s Winter Wargames every second Saturday of the month this winter (November to May). Come down and learn tactics, strategies and teamwork alongside PACNW clan members.

Play with a massive array of tanks via unlocked accounts and find the right tank for you. Compete to win in our structured tournaments with prizes for top performers.

Whether you are an experienced tanker or are ready to armor up for the first time Winter Wargames is for you. Get ready for glory! The battle is about to begin.

$35 for all 7 events (ask for the Winter Wargaming membership) or regular admission per day.

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


APRIL 14

Lecture: FU-GO: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF JAPAN’S BALLOON BOMB ATTACK ON AMERICA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ross Coen, University of Washington
Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland, these fu-go, the Japanese hoped, would terrorize American citizens and ignite devastating forest fires across the western states, ultimately causing the United States to divert wartime resources to deal with the domestic crisis. While the fu-go offensive proved to be a complete tactical failure, six Americans lost their lives when a discovered balloon exploded.

Ross Coen provides a look into the obscure history of the fu-go campaign, from the Japanese schoolgirls who manufactured the balloons by hand to the generals in the U.S. War Department who developed defense procedures. The book delves into panic, propaganda, and media censorship in wartime. Fu-go is a compelling story of a little-known episode in our national history that unfolded virtually unseen.

Tickets: $20 | FHC Members $15
Tickets available through the FHC ticket counter.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

MAY 12

HUNTING WITH THE HETZER: AN INSIDE LOOK
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cory Graff & Jason Muszala, FHC Staff
All armored vehicles are not created equal. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of a classic tank destroyer – FHC’s very own Jagdpanzer 38(t), more affectionately known as the Hetzer. Hear the unique history, collaboration, and technical ingenuity that created this icon of World War II. Cory Graff, FHC Military Aviation Curator, and Jason Muszala, FHC Maintenance and Restoration Manager, will lead an artifact tour provide new insights, stories, and details about our hunting Hetzer. Visitors can self-tour the artifact and get closer to our 38(t) than ever before via stairs and open access panels. See the inside of this amazing machine and get primed for Memorial Day and Tankfest Northwest!

Tickets: $20 | FHC Members $15
Tickets available through the FHC ticket counter.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

MAY 14

Winter Wargames: May
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Love World of Tanks? Up your game with FHC’s Winter Wargames every second Saturday of the month this winter (November to May). Come down and learn tactics, strategies and teamwork alongside PACNW clan members.

Play with a massive array of tanks via unlocked accounts and find the right tank for you. Compete to win in our structured tournaments with prizes for top performers.

Whether you are an experienced tanker or are ready to armor up for the first time Winter Wargames is for you. Get ready for glory! The battle is about to begin.

$35 for all 7 events (ask for the Winter Wargaming membership) or regular admission per day.

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


MAY 21

Paine Field Aviation Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Flying Heritage Collection’s aircraft take to the skies as part of Paine Field’s Aviation Day!

Admission to the event is $10 (kids under 17 are free!). Other aircraft from the Historic Flight Foundation and Cascade Warbirds are scheduled to fly as well. Event hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!

PLEASE NOTE: The flights are planned activities but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Flying may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call (877) FHC-3404.

MAY 30

TankFest Northwest
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hear the rumble and boom of vintage tanks and artillery at the Flying Heritage Collection’s fifth annual TankFest Northwest! This family event features military vehicles and cannons, remote control tanks, food, and fun. See the Kettenkrad tracked motorcycle, hear the thundering sound of a German 88 mm cannon, and see a 30-ton Sherman tank along with a few other surprises!

Doors open at 10 am on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th. Veterans get in free.

Discounted ticket presale information can be found at Brown Paper Tickets.

Web Site: http://tankfestnw.brownpapertickets.com

JUNE 18

Famous Fighters/Father's Day, Free Fly Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Take dad to Paine Field on Father’s Day weekend to see the Flying Heritage Collection’s amazing aircraft take to the skies. Father and son teams Steve and Steven Hinton, along with Bud and Ross Granley will fly some of FHC’s most legendary aircraft—the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the big and burley P-47, the mighty Spitfire, and the famous Japanese Zero!

Watching the flying demonstration is always free, but why not make the day of it? Museum admission gets you entry for special events and lectures, a free pilots’ autograph signing session, and an up-close look at some of the rarest and most valuable vintage aircraft and vehicles in the world!

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!

PLEASE NOTE: The flights are planned activities but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Flying may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call (877) FHC-3404.

JULY 16

Battle of Britain Day, Free Fly Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The planes that fought in the skies over Great Britain take to the air once again at the Flying Heritage Collection! The hearty Hurricane, swift Spitfire, and the deadly Messerschmitt Bf 109 are all ready to fly.

Watching the flying demonstration is always free, but why not make the day of it? Museum admission gets you entry for special events and lectures, a free pilots’ autograph signing session, and an up-close look at some of the rarest and most valuable vintage aircraft and vehicles in the world!

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!

PLEASE NOTE: The flights are planned activities but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Flying may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call (877) FHC-3404.

JULY 30

FHC SkyFair
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The FHC’s all-day 3rd Annual Air & Ground Show will include a multitude of vehicle and plane demos, WWII re-enactors, RC tanks, kid’s activities, and PC gaming. Enjoy a dance band and lots of food vendors while you watch some of the rarest planes in the world take to the skies!

Doors open at 10AM.

Discounted presale ticket information can be found at Brown Paper Tickets.

Web Site: http://skyfair.brownpapertickets.com

AUGUST 20

Luftwaffe Day, Free Fly Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Flying Heritage Collection holds some of the rarest and most iconic German aircraft of World War II. On Saturday, the famous Bf 109 Messerschmitt and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 will take to the skies once again! Also scheduled to fly is the super-slow-moving Fieseler Storch spotter plane!

Watching the flying demonstration is always free, but why not make the day of it? Museum admission gets you entry for special events and lectures, a free pilots’ autograph signing session, and an up-close look at some of the rarest and most valuable vintage aircraft and vehicles in the world!

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!

PLEASE NOTE: The flights are planned activities but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Flying may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call (877) FHC-3404.

SEPTEMBER 17

Flying Tanks Day, Free Fly Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Flying Heritage Collection brings out the heavyweights on September 17th, 2016. See the Ilyushin IL-2M3 Shturmovik, the North American B-25 Bomber, and the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt flying through the sky!

Watching the flying demonstration is always free, but why not make the day of it? Museum admission gets you entry for special events and lectures, a free pilots’ autograph signing session, and an up-close look at some of the rarest and most valuable vintage aircraft and vehicles in the world!

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!

PLEASE NOTE: The flights are planned activities but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Flying may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call (877) FHC-3404.

OCTOBER 8

Monster Bash
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get scary close to a multitude of mythical and marvelous machines at the
Flying Heritage Collection’s third annual Monster Bash! Snap a picture with a real monster truck! Examine the famous 30-ton Sherman tank up close!

A collection of big, bad, and burly vehicles will descend on the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field on October 8th, from 10 am to 2 pm. All are welcome, but kids under 13 who come in costume get in free! Exhibitors will hand out treats to attendees while supplies last.

Food options will be on hand to allow you to stay all day and explore the FHC’s exhibits and a sensational squadron of ultra-rare vintage aircraft and vehicles.