2018 Events


Did you know that the Mosquito will be flying at SkyFair AND European Theater Day this year? Or that there will be over a dozen vehicles at Tankfest NW, some of which you have never seen? Check out the FHCAM website for a full list of planes and vehicles set to preform at each event.  

Event Information 

 
USS LEXINGTON

Wreckage from the USS Lexington was discovered by the expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel on March 4. The Lexington (Lady Lex) was found 3,000 meters (about two miles) below the surface, resting on the floor of the Coral Sea more than 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia.

Lady Lex went down with 35 planes onboard. So far 11 of them have been found near the wreckage. Take a look at this Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter which is remarkably still intact. The plane has the insignia of VF-3, with Felix the Cat happily carrying a bomb with its sizzling fuse. As the Lexington’s fighter squadron transitioned from Brewster Buffalos to Wildcats, the planes of VF-3 aircraft were assigned to the ship.

Another aspect of this plane wreck is quite interesting; crewmen on the stricken Lexington reportedly used life rafts from the aircraft parked on the deck as they abandoned ship. Note the raft compartment, behind the cockpit, is empty.

When the Lexington was finally scuttled, this aircraft, and many others, slid off the flight deck and into the Pacific, coming to rest near the hull of the “Lady Lex.”

To learn more visit: Wreck of Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington Located in Coral Sea After 76 Years

 
Around the Artifact

Bf 109 vs Spitfire


March 8
6:30pm-8:30pm


Explore two of the icons of WWII with a Versus debate. Guests will get to examine the two aircraft and listen to two content experts debate the merits of each aircraft against each other. The victor of the debate is in the audience’s hands as they will vote for the better argument. The winner continues on to the April finals.

Doors Open: 6:00 PM for FHCAM Members / 6:30 PM for the General Public

Tickets: $20 General Admission / $15 FHCAM Members / $10 FHCAM Volunteers and Youths

 
Behind the Barriers


Gets closer than ever to FHCAM’s amazing collection of real WWII aircraft, tanks and artifacts with Behind the Barriers, an exciting new education program at FHCAM. Each week the museum will highlight a single historical piece and allow the public to step behind the barriers to examine and interact with this artifact as never before. Which artifact are you most excited to get up close to?

March 9:  M60
March 23:  Hetzer
March 30:  American Half-Track
April 6:  M1 Abrams Trainer Turret
April 13:  M48
April 20:  M55
April 27:  Kubelwagen


Behind the Barrier events go from 3pm-7pm

Behind the Barriers requires a $10 ticket in addition to FHCAM general admission.

 
SUMMER CAMP


If your child wants an alternative to the standard summer camp, FHCAM provides campers with an opportunity to get up close and personal with our tanks and other military armored vehicle collection—hear from the mechanics that keep our beasts running, learn and implement tank tactics using World of Tanks gameplay, build and take home your very own tank or plane model, and feel the boom of a special Beasts of the Battlefield tank demonstration. FHCAM summer camps are geared towards girls and boys 11-14 and are held Monday through Thursday 9AM to 3 PM. This year FHCAM offers two fun summer camp options, Beasts of the Battlefield and Model Mania.

Learn more & Sign up today

 
Hangar 3 Construction

In fall of 2018, FHCAM will be opening a third building full of new treasures for our guests to enjoy! Along with a beautiful glass connector between our buildings, over the next several weeks, visitors will see the frame of hangar 3 going up.  The museum will remain open during the construction and we have made every effort to make the process as minimally invasive to our visitors as possible. Check out a time-lapse video of the construction:

Time-lapse Video

 
 For the most current information visit www.flyingheritagecollection.com

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Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum
3407 109th St SW
Everett, WA 98204
206-342-4242

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