Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Everett

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The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the display and preservation of rare military aircraft, tanks and other military equipment.

On rotation in the three working hangars are military artifacts from the United States, Britain, Germany, Soviet Union and Japan.

The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum is housed in three working hangars on Paine Field in Everett, WA. Mechanics are typically on-site Monday through Friday working on maintaining the technology to operating condition. The museum provides guided tours seven days and features 90" touch-screens, combat simulators and life-size replicas.

The museum also features an exhibition of parachuting dogs, rare animal artifacts and animals participating in armed conflicts.

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  • This is great military museum. The museum covers mostly world war 2 and cold war military vehicles. Most are airplanes but there is a section for land vehicles, a small section for naval history as.....  more »
  • Many folks miss this wonderful museum, instead go to the nearby Boeing factory tour. DIN MISS THIS. The late billionaire and Microsoft founder Paul Allen collected tanks,rockets,airplanes from around....  more »
  • The Flying Heritage is a very clean very well maintain and great staff providing information and conversation on all the great artifacts. They have a good range of items to see and a bunch of WW2...  more »
  • Very nice selection of military planes, tanks, and armoured vehicles. Majority of the exhibits are WW2 era but there are other war era exhibits as well. The planes and vehicles are in excellent conditioned and many are still operational. The museum is very neat and organized the displays are well marked and very informative. They also have a nice gift shop. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The admission fee is a very good value for the quality of this museum.
  • This museum occupies an old aircraft hanger right next to Paine Field. They host events where they crush cars with tanks and fire off cannons. Even when you're just going to look around this place is amazing! It's also a little somber, to see the history of war lain out in front of you. And a stark reminder that peace is paramount. Nonetheless it's really interesting to see all the fighter jets, tanks, and bombers. Some of which still have dirt on them from their service days. Perhaps my favorite part is the "Why War?" exhibit, where you can see replicas of the very first atom bombs, Little Boy & Fat Man, and the history of war from basically the beginning of time until present. Einstein's letter to Roosevelt about the implication of atomic technology is there. I love the conflict simulator, where you choose a conflict and try to resolve it with as little loss of life and resources as possible. It runs about $22 for adults and $15 for kids, so a bit pricey, but worth it. They have more than adequate free parking most days, but I'm guessing it fills up fast when they host events. We'll definitely be back.
  • Amazing experience. Impressive how new looking these planes and tanks look. But most of all is that they are all in working condition. Once a month they hold an air show and tank exhibit that show us how they flew back in the day. I will definitely be back to watch an air show!!
  • Not just equipment. There's a great deal of historical, political, and social information, as well as a theater and gift shop. I was pleasantly surprised to find an exhibit on women in combat, and I was saddened by the exhibit on animals in combat. (There's a photo of a twelve year old boy giving his family's dog to the Army.) I attended the Skyfair air show event at the museum with vintage aircraft demonstrations, tank demonstrations, formation flights, and a tribute to Paul Allen. Great event, and amazingly well organized!
  • Worth every penny. They have an extensive collection of historical armored vehicles (planes, tanks, etc) to include foreign that are some of the last remaining in the world. Make sure to check their event calendar. They often have vets who visit to answer questions, have holiday specific events, and demonstrations.

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