Vintage planes take to the sky at Paine Field

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.

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