In 1998, Microsoft co-founder, Paul G. Allen, began acquiring and preserving restored combat vehicles and aircraft, many of which were the last of its kind. His passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII vehicles and aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity and share them with the public.
While the education they provide to the public is truly significant, the museum takes pride in the fact that these historic vehicles and aircraft are not meant simply for display. As part of FHCAM, their destiny is to return once more to the roads and the sky, where they were always meant to be.
The museum has some fantastic events coming up this summer, perfect for the whole family to learn more about our country’s history!
Aviation Day – May 20, 2017
Aviation Day includes Paine Field Firefighters pancake breakfast, FHCAM’s Spitfire, P-51, and B-25 will all take to the skies, and the Sherman Tank and M3A1 will be on display. Author Cory Graff’s will be signing his latest works at an exclusive book signing and Steve Bertrand will be hosting a lecture at 11 a.m.
Tankfest Northwest – May 27, 2017
Tankfest Northwest day includes tanks, artillery, military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, a water balloon toss, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, tug-o-war, an educational speaker, a Reptile Man station, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and much more. Some lucky parents will even be doing a gender reveal with confetti blasts from one of the tanks!
D-Day Commemoration – June 10, 2017
Pacific Theater Day – June 24, 2017
The Pacific Theater Day will include flying (Zero, F6F, P-40, B-25, FG-1D) and vehicle demonstrations (Sherman, M3A1, 17lb, Jeep) from the war machines that operated during WWII.
FHCAM SkyFair – July 22, 2017
The FHCAM SkyFair is the museum’s biggest air and ground show of the year! Aircraft flights will include the Storch, B-25, F6F, FG-1D, Mosquito, Bearcat, L4, OH-6, and the UH-1. The Mig, Super Corsair, and the A7 Cockpit will be on display to view! Vehicle demonstrations will include the M60, Flak 88, Kubelwagen, M3A1, Jeep, M4A1, German 88, 1/2 Track and the Longtom will be on display. Kids can experience boffer swords, bouncy houses, the Sonic Squirrels (robotics team), face painter, Pacific Science Center (Volts & Jolts & Engineering Hands on Exhibit), craft tables, an educational lecture, Military Re-enactors, Living Computer Museum Booth, MoPOP Booth, a live band, and more!
European Theater Day – August 26, 2017
European Theater Day will include a day of flying (Bf-109, FW 190, Spitfire, IL-2, P-51, Hurricane) and vehicle (Hetzer, 88mm Gun, Kubelwagen) demonstrations from the war machines of WWII.
Click here for more event information and how to purchase tickets.
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
3407 109th Street SW
Everett, WA 98204
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