The Flying Heritage Collection, arguably the Seattle area’s coolest airplane museum (though there’s some stiff competition) is flying their FW-190D, their Bf-109, and their Fiesler Storch (arguably, three of their coolest airplanes) this weekend. Not something you see every day, to put it mildly.
Other museums to see if you’re in the area:
- Museum of Flight
- Museum of Flight Restoration Center (actually much cooler than the museum itself – about an hour north)
- Historic Flight Foundation
- Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum (one of the best in the world – second only to the National Air and Space Museum and the US Air Force Museum – down near Portland)
- Tillamook Air Museum (on the Oregon coast)
- Olympic Flight Museum
- Heritage Flight Museum
- North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum
- Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
- Bird Aviation and Invention Museum (over near Sandpoint, ID)
- Port Townsend Aero Museum
- Flying Heritage Collection (one of my personal favorites)
Plus, of course, the coolest thing anybody on the planet is doing with airplanes (the Stormbird Me-262 Project) is here, too.
There are undoubtedly more that I don’t remember, but this is enough to keep you busy for a few weekends. The Historic Flight Foundation and the Flying Heritage Collection are among my favorites because they actually go out and fly their planes; they don’t just sit in a building on display (some of the others do, as well, but these guys focus on that as their main priority).