Monday, February 13, 2012
Flying Heritage Collection's Il-2 Shturmovik
On February 10 mechanics at the Flying Heritage Collection reassembled their Il-2 Shturmovik at the Paine Field hangar. This Russian ground attack aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire and crashed on a frozen lake on the Kola Peninsula in 1944. Discovered in the lake in 1991, the airplane was restored by Retro Avia Tech, Ltd. and flown in September 2011. See the Flying Heritage Collection website for more details about the Il-2 Shturmovik.
The Flying Heritage Collection, founded by philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen, is one of the world’s greatest collections of rare, legendary World War II-era aircraft. The Flying Heritage Collection's commitment to restoring its aircraft to authentic, flying condition sets it apart from other similar collections around the globe. For more information visit www.flyingheritage.com or call (877) FHC-3404. The Flying Heritage Collection is located at Paine Field – 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, Wash. 98204
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