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Flying Heritage Collection Hangar Grand Opening

May 10, 2013 · in Show Reports · · 5 · 1.7K

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Grand Opening of the Flying Heritage Collection's new hangar at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Here are a few photos of the aircraft in that hangar. The newly restored Hellcat had its first flight only a few weeks ago and the IL-2 is the only flying example in the world. It is also nice to see the flyable MiG-29 on display again.

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  1. That IL-2 will not be the only flying example of it's type in the world for very long without a rudder.

  2. Why are they so SHINEY!,maybe that hellcat is still in it's Johnsons clear for the decals,and just needs about 3 gallons of Humbrol matt cote,I reckon that's about a million of those tiny tins.

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    Walt said on May 10, 2013

    I am looking forward to the summer when they have the fly in days on the weekend. I was working on the other side of the field on our Goose restoration and could not attend the Grand Opening. Wait till you see some of the surprises in the works for display. It already is a must see attraction for aviation buffs who venture into this area. It will only get better now.

  4. Seamus - I bet the put the rudder back on before they fly it again!

    Walt - I know a little bit of what they are working on... It is a pretty impressive collection. I too look forward to the Fly Days.

  5. Jim THANK YOU for the photos .. GOOD shots .. guys, the "shiny" effect on most "older" birds is a "coating" they put on to help preserve the finish .. sometimes a special "wax", and "rubbed down" a lot to keep it looking good...MANY planes that did fly "long time ago" were wiped down before, and after flights ..a shiny surface makes the bird go faster ...

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