The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum will be holding their Pacific Theatre Day event this coming Saturday on June 23rd from their facility at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. It should be a marvelous day of flying and vehicle demonstration featuring machines which operated in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII.
The aircraft participating in this event will include the museum’s FG-1D Corsair, Curtiss P-40C Warhawk, Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, and North American B-25J Mitchell. It is possible that their Mitsubishi A6M ‘Zero’ will fly as well. The locally-based Historic Flight Foundation will also be flying their Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat and TBM-3E Avenger at the event. The pilots taking these magnificent aircraft aloft are expected to include Kevin Eldridge, John Penney, Carter Teeters, Jason Muszala, Lance Robertson, Nancy Robertson, and Ross Granley. The museum’s de Havilland T.Mk.III Mosquito will be on static display.
Members of the public will also be able to purchase a ride aboard the Historic Flight Foundation’s Douglas DC-3 (originally built as a C-47B) at the north end of the museum’s ramp. Those people interested in taking a flight should visit the HFF booth which will be nearby the venerable airliner.
Among the museum’s military vehicles in action will be their M4A1 Sherman Tank, M5A4 Tractor, Ford Jeep, and M3A1 Half-Track.
The event will also feature an honored guest; Cdr. Robert Turnell USN Ret., who himself flew Grumman F6F Hellcats in combat with VF-81 aboard USS Wasp (CV 18) in the Pacific Theatre from mid-1944 through March 1945. Mr Turnell will be on hand at 2pm to meet event guests and will take part in the pilot signing.
For family members who are interested, the FHC&AM theatre will be playing the movie Lilo and Stitch during the event.
The Event Schedule as it currently stands will be as follows:
10:00 AM Doors Open
11:00 AM National Anthem & Vehicle Show
11:30 AM Viewing Area open- No Free Entry
11:45 AM Tank Arena open for up close viewing of armor
12:00 PM Education Talk
1:00 PM Flying Demonstration
2:00 PM Pilot Signing
2:30 PM Pilot Signing ends
3:00 PM Event Ends/Ramp Closes
5:00 PM Museum Closes
Family (2 adult, 4 youth) $50
Adult (18+) $20
Youth (6-17) $12
Child (5 and under) FREE
ADA parking will be available in FHCAM’s main parking lot located at 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, WA 98204.Limited event parking will be available in designated lots near the museum. A shuttle bus and main event parking will be available at Rockwell Collins located at: 1404 Commando Rd, Everett, WA 98204
For questions related to the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org