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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 13

NEW DATE 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.