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Flying Heritage Collection

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Address: 3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204-1351
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+1 206-342-4243
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Mosquito fighter/bomber currently being assembled after shipment from New Zealand. Must see for aviation enthusiasts. Most of the aircraft are flown each year.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mosquito fighter/bomber currently being assembled after shipment from New Zealand. Must see for aviation enthusiasts. Most of the aircraft are flown each year.

Thank Dennis D
St. Catharines, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Not enough time need 1 1/2-2 hours old planes and tanks fly able self guided. Has movies to watch Get $2 off coupon on flyer. Cost $14 to enter

Thank Lori T
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wow........you can either fight the traffic trying to get into Seattle to see The Museum of Flight (at Boeing Field), or you can stay in the north end and see the wonderful Flying Heritage Collection in Mukilteo. Both are wonderful experiences. As for myself, I rarely want to try and weave my way through Seattle traffic anymore. Though this collection... More 

Thank WAZZU76
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Gem in the pacific northwest. One of the most friendly and interesting "museum" visits ever. Guides are very knowledgable, friendly and really interesting. Collection is fabulous. If they have a special event go, if not go. Lot's of fun and knowledge. They also fly most of them!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It has been 2 years scene our last visit and it was a great day to be inside enjoying another visit at a Professional Museum of Wonderful air craft. Everything is keep so clean and the planes are sparkling clean. Thank you Mr Allen. Gary C.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Have been to many aircraft museums but found this one enjoyable as is presented well and includes some military vehicles. Basically WW2 and some jets. Good atmosphere!

Thank Doug R
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Clearly Mr. Allen spent a fortune restoring the planes and other military vehicles at this museum. If it's not a flying day, I would say it's definitely a destination for war or aviation buffs rather than casual visitors. There isn't a lot of educational material on offer to initiate non-buffs to the importance of the items in the collection. I... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went there thinking we would spend 1-hour maximum, it took more than 3! So much information and they had four airplanes flying in the demonstration! Unbelievable! If you like history, this place is a gem!

Thank Giseli-issaquah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It's been several years since I visited this collection but I'm still haunted by the sight of a small fabric-covered plane that was flown by two very young girls as one flew the craft and the other hand-lifted the bombs to drop on the enemy from low elevations. Amazing zeal!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I am a military history buff and have been to military museums in many different countries. I walked into this one thinking that there was one or planes here I had not seen before. As strange as it seems the item that really impressed me was not the FW D9, nor the Zero trainer, nor one of the many other... More 

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