New at FHCAM

Wreckage from the USS Juneau (CL-52) was discovered on March 17, 2018, by the expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel. The Juneau was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during the Battle of Guadalcanal, ultimately killing 687 men including all five of the Sullivan brothers. The Atlanta-class light cruiser was found 4,200 meters (about 2.6 miles) below the surface, resting on the floor of the South Pacific off the coast of the Solomon Islands.

“We certainly didn’t plan to find the Juneau on St. Patrick’s Day. The variables of these searches are just too great,” said Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Paul Allen. “But finding the USS Juneau on Saint Patrick’s Day is an unexpected coincidence to the Sullivan brothers and all the service members who were lost 76 years ago.”

The R/V Petrel’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) first identified the ship in its side scan sonar on March 17. Upon analysis of the sonar data, the Petrel crew deployed its remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) on March 18 to verify the wreckage through its video capabilities.

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Scholarly Saturday:

Displaying controversial Military Objects 

April 7

Do military museums sanitize information about war when presenting it in a museum exhibit? If so, why and what effect does that decision have on the visitors? Do the visitors leave without a complete understanding of the war era or is it appropriate to limit or remove the more horrific aspects of war in order to remain sensitive to the audience’s sensibilities? These questions are asked and answered by guest speaker and Museum of Flight Volunteer Services Specialist Rebecca Harmsen. She delves into how museums tackle these difficult questions by looking at a variety of military institutions across the nation and highlighting how different museums handle the issue.

Scholarly Saturdays are free with paid FHCAM Museum Admission.

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?

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.


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. Hurry Camps are filling up fast!

Learn more & Sign up today


May 19th

The Washington Pilots Association, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM), Historic Flight Foundation (HFF), and Paine Field will host the 23rd annual Paine Field Aviation Day on Saturday, May 19th. Join us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

Your admission ticket gains you access into both museums (FHCAM & HFF), plus prime viewing for the flying demonstrations where you will see FHCAM's Spitfire & Thunderbolt take to the skies alongside HFF's massive B25 and Spitfire.

More info and pricing HERE

Tankfest NW

May 26th

Hear the rumble and boom of vintage tanks and artillery at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's seventh annual Tankfest Northwest event!

This action packed day boasts of fun for the entire family including military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, tug-o-war, educational speaker, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and much more.

See amazing tanks, vehicles and artillery take to the arena in a fantastic display you can’t see anywhere else. After all, the newly named Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum is the finest collection of vintage planes and tanks in the world!

Find out what's operating and purchase tickets HERE
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3407 109th St SW
Everett, WA 98204

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