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TANKFEST NORTHWEST BRINGS MILITARY HISTORY ALIVE ON MEMORIAL DAY

5/23/2013

TANKFEST NORTHWEST BRINGS MILITARY HISTORY ALIVE ON MEMORIAL DAY

5/23/2013

SEATTLE, WASH. - May 23, 2013- Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection (FHC), one of the world's greatest collections of rare, legendary World War II-era aircraft and artifacts, is hosting its dynamic Memorial Day event, Tankfest Northwest, for the third straight year at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

Tankfest Northwest is an all-day event that brings history alive for the community and honors the military innovations of the past, as meticulously restored WWII-era tanks and vinatge artillery put on an explosive show for the crowd.  The May 27 event is held from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

This year, three tanks from FHC- a new Sherman tank, a Soviet T-34 and Hetzer tank destroyer- will drive and fire, a rare Kettenkrad will zip about, and two vintage Flak guns will shoot during live demonstrations. The Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club will kick off the day with a festive parade, and private collectors will showcase a wide selection of rare wartime artifacts including tanks, a military mororbike, jeeps and trucks. Mobile Lunch Box will be at the event, serving up burgers and fries.

Tankfest Northwest will have fun-filled activities for children of all ages including scavenger hunt, face painting, tattoos, remote control tank demos, and cotton ball catapults and hoop gliders craft activities.

Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field is located at 3407 109th Street SW in Everett, Washington. FHC admission prices for Tankfest Northwest are as follows: Adults $12, Seniors: $10; Youths (6-15): $8; Veternans and Children (5 and under) are free. Admission includes access to the collection, as well as Tankfest Northwest events.

ABOUT FLYING HERITAGE COLLECTION

Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection highlights some of the most important and iconic military machines of the 20th Century. The rare aircraft and artifacts at FHC are meticulously restored to their original working condition. In April 2013, FHC opened a second hangar, which greatly expanded its facility, and added all-new exhibits and artifacts. For more information visit www.flyingheritage.com or call (877) FHC-3404.

 

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