The Flying Heritage Collection's FW-190 was reassembled today at their Paine Field hangar. This particular airplane crashed near Leningrad on July 19, 1943 and lay undisturbed until discovery in 1989. It was recovered and restored to flying condition. FW-190A 1227 will make it's flying debut with the P-51 Mustang during the Flying Heritage Collection's Summer Fly Day on June 18. Fly Days are scheduled from May 21-September 24, admission is free. See the schedule here.
The Flying Heritage Collection is located at Paine Field – 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, Wash. 98204. Free parking is available outside the hangar facility.
Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F B-LJD is moved out of the 45-01 paint hangar to the flightline.
Lufthansa 747-8 Intercontinental N6067U is moved to the 45-01 paint hangar for weighing, then moved back to the flightline. Note the static pressure cone, looks like this airplane may be on the runway soon.
This Thursday, Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection will become home to the world’s only original flying Focke-Wulf Fw-190. This Fw-190’s engine is the only of its kind to be flown since the late 1950s, and is the sole flying condition Fw-190 to be operated in the world. This installation is the beginning of a number of additional expansions that the collection will see over the next two years.
This week, the plane is being transported to the Collection in several parts via a truck convoy. On Thursday, April 21, the airplane will be reassembled within the hangar facility.
The Fw 190 is a German single-seat, radial engine fighter that was used in a variety of roles during World War II. It was the most advanced radial engine fighter in the world when it first entered combat in 1941. This original Fw 190 is the only one in the world restored to flying condition.
WHERE: Paine Field – 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, Wash. 98204