Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Earlier this spring the Flying Heritage Collection finished restoration of the world’s only original flying condition German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5, now on display inside the collection’s hangar facility located at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. After carefully rebuilding the aircraft, the Flying Heritage Collection will debut the workhorse German fighter plane this Saturday in a free-to-the-public Fly Day event.
This Fly Day will also feature the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM tour. The Collings Foundation will perform aerial displays alongside the Fw 190 A-5 using their Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. The Flying Heritage Collection’s P-51 Mustang will also take flight as part of the Fly Day. Before and after the aerial displays are finished, visitors will also be given the rare opportunity to explore the Collings Foundation aircraft inside and out for a small donation.
Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the
Flying Heritage Collection
Paine Field, 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, WA 98204
Free parking is available in the Flying Heritage Collection parking lot.
Fly Days are free to the public, but do not include admission to the Flying Heritage Collection or the WINGS OF FREEDOM tour.
FHC admission prices are as follows: Adults $12, Seniors/Military: $10; Youths (6-15): $8; Children (5 and under) are free; Groups (15 or more) are $10 per person.
WINGS OF FREEDOM tour prices are as follows: Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out - $12 donation for adults and $6 donation for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flight experiences are a tax-deductible donation. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person. Get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter! P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.
Posted by Matt Cawby at 6/15/2011 09:16:00 PM