The Flying Heritage Collection
(FHC) facility is located at the southeast corner of Paine Field in Everett, Wash. Set in a 51,000 square foot hangar, FHC is a private collection of great rarity, rather than a formal museum. The aircraft are displayed alongside engaging, comprehensive exhibits.
The planes within the FHC 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.
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.
The FHC is a dynamic flying collection. Periodically, one or more of our exhibits are temporarily absent to participate in an event, for maintenance, or for continuing restoration.Collection Policies
- No food or drink is permitted within the hangar
- Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
- For reasons of preservation and safety, please do not touch the aircraft on
– Non-commercial photography within the exhibit is permitted. Commercial photography is not permitted without prior consent from Friends of Flying Heritage staff.Wheelchairs
– Flying Heritage Collection is an ADA-compliant facility. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for visitors as needed.Gift Shop
– Our gift shop features quality gifts and apparel for you or the aircraft aficionado in your life! Check it out after you finish your tour of the collection and take home a memento of your visit.
For more information regarding the Flying Heritage Collection go to their website, http://www.flyingheritage.com