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Vintage planes take to the sky at Paine Field

  • A World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt fighter is scheduled to fly on Saturday at Paine Field. The Flying Heritage Collection museum at Paine Field is pl...

    Photo courtesy Flying Heritage Collection

    A World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt fighter is scheduled to fly on Saturday at Paine Field. The Flying Heritage Collection museum at Paine Field is planning 10 Fly Days of vintage planes this spring and summer.

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By Bill Sheets
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  • A World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt fighter is scheduled to fly on Saturday at Paine Field. The Flying Heritage Collection museum at Paine Field is pl...

    Photo courtesy Flying Heritage Collection

    A World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt fighter is scheduled to fly on Saturday at Paine Field. The Flying Heritage Collection museum at Paine Field is planning 10 Fly Days of vintage planes this spring and summer.

EVERETT — On several Saturdays over the next few months, the skies above Paine Field will be transformed into a World War II history lesson.
For the third consecutive year, the Flying Heritage Collection museum at Paine Field is planning a summer of “Fly Days” for some of its restored vintage fighter planes and biplanes.
The first demonstration flights of the season are planned for noon Saturday in conjunction with General Aviation Day at Paine Field. Saturday's event runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and features the Taste of Mukilteo, free Young Eagles flights (ages 8 to 17), Fire Fighters Fly Day 5K and Pancake Breakfast, along with several demonstration flights.
Some of the planes on the Fly Days will be flown by the new Historic Flight Foundation, located at 10719 Bernie Webber Drive on the west side of Paine Field, and by the Heritage Flight Museum of Bellingham. The Cascade Warbirds of Oak Harbor are participating in General Aviation Day.
The flights are scheduled to begin at noon on 10 Saturdays between May 15 and Sept. 25. Paying customers of the museum may view the planes from the tarmac. The museum is located at 3407 109th Street SW. The flights are also visible from surrounding neighborhoods.
The flights are subject to weather or mechanical issues of the planes. For more information or to confirm that flights are taking place, call the Flying Heritage Collection at 877-FHC-3404.

Flying Heritage Fly Days

May 15: General Aviation Day

U.S. P-47 Thunderbolt and German Fieseler Storch

May 22: Early War Fighter Day

British Spitfire and U.S. P-40 Tomahawk

June 5: Mustang Day

Three U.S. P-51 Mustangs, flown in conjunction with the Historic Flight Foundation of Paine Field and the Heritage Flight Museum of Bellingham

June 19: Eastern Front Day

German Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Soviet 1-16 Rata

July 10: Packard Merlin Day

P-51 Mustang and British Hawker Hurricane

July 24: Biplane Day

U.S. Po-2, Curtiss Jenny; U.S. Beech 17 and Waco UPF flown by the Historic Flight Foundation

August 7: Battle of Britain Day

British Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane

August 28: Round Engine Day

P-47 Thunderbolt; U.S. F7F Tigercat and F8F Bearcat flown by the Historic Flight Foundation

Sept. 11: American Fighter Day

P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang

Sept. 25: Luftwaffe Day

Fieseler Storch and Bf 109

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