Donate Historical Items

Your Donation Matters
Philanthropist Paul G. Allen established the Flying Heritage Collection to preserve iconic military machines that changed the world, 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.

We thank you for considering donating your artifact to the collection and we understand they are important to you.

FHC Wish List
V-2 analog guidance system computer
PAK-1 gunsight
Mk 1 gunsight
MG 15 brass-catching "bladder" [hulsensacke]
75 mm brass shell for Pak 39 (L/48)
75 mm projectile, armor-piercing, capped M61 or M61A1


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tax Deductions
A Deed of Gift transfers ownership of your donation to the collection and will serve as your tax receipt. 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.

How to Make a Donation
If you wish to donate an item to the collection please contact our collections department and they will get in contact with you and explain our process.

Value of Artifact
The Flying Heritage Collection is forbidden by federal law from providing any information on the value of your artifact. The best way to determine the value of your artifact is to contact an appraiser.

Displaying of Artifacts
The Flying Heritage Collection will not be able to immediately display your item and can make no guarantee that your item will ever be displayed. Once an item is received it is cataloged and prioritized for restoration. Because we restore our artifacts to running condition, there may be a delay before a given item is ready for display.