Arts & Culture

Flying Heritage Collection

Paul G. Allen's collection of rare military aircraft is comprised of pieces from the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan and Russia. The Flying Heritage Collection pays tribute to veterans and the struggle required of humanity during the challenging days of WWII and other world conflicts. Originally, The Collection opened to the public in 2004 at the Arlington, Wash., airfield, but, in 2008, it moved to a larger location at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
The Flying Heritage Collection's painstaking process of restoring its aircraft sets it apart from other aviation collections. Each is restored to the highest level of authenticity. From the wiring and paint to the canvas and engines, these planes are genuine in every detail, using — with very few exceptions — materials and plans from the period of their original construction. The Flying Heritage Collection's artifacts and interpretive materials vividly illustrate the extraordinary technical renaissance that took place between 1935 and 1945, demonstrating how these wartime innovations paved the way to contemporary aviation and aerospace. 

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