Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 – WW2 Legends

Last weekend saw the first ever Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair take flight. This was a spectacular aviation event at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington with some of the most legendary aircraft of World War Two including a Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc, Messerschmitt Bf-109E, North American P-51B and D Mustangs, a Vought F4U Corsair, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Grumman F7F Tigercat, North American B-25J Mitchell, a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch and the worlds only flying Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik (look for a future post with more photos of this mighty aircraft).

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc @ FHC Skyfair 2014
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc (Flying Heritage Collection)
Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil (Flying Heritage Collection) @ FHC Skyfair 2014
Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil (Flying Heritage Collection)
North American P-51B Mustang (Historic Flight Foundation) @ FHC Fkyfair 2014
North American P-51B Mustang (Historic Flight Foundation)
North American P-51D Mustang (Flying Heritage Collection) @ FHC Fkyfair 2014
North American P-51D Mustang (Flying Heritage Collection)
Vought F4U Corsair (Planes of Fame - Chino) @ FHC Skyfair 2014
Vought F4U Corsair (Planes of Fame – Chino)
Lockheed P-38 Lightning "23 Skidoo" (Planes of Fame - Chino) @ FHC Skyfair 2014
Lockheed P-38 Lightning “23 Skidoo” (Planes of Fame – Chino)
Lockheed P-38 Lightning "23 Skidoo" (Planes of Fame - Chino) @ FHC Skyfair 2014 landing
“23 Skidoo” comes in to land
Grumman F-7F Tigercat (Historic Flight Foundation) @ FHC Skyfair 2014
Grumman F-7F Tigercat (Historic Flight Foundation)
North American B-25J Mitchell (Flying Heritage Collection) @ FHC Skyfair 2014
North American B-25J Mitchell (Flying Heritage Collection)
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Flying Heritage Collection) @ FHC Skyfair 2014
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Flying Heritage Collection)
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Flying Heritage Collection)
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch low and slow
Piper L-4 Grasshopper (Historic Flight Foundation) FHC Skyfair 2014
Piper L-4 Grasshopper (Historic Flight Foundation)
Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik @ Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014
The FHC Ilyushin Il-2M3 is a fantastic restoration

I cannot begin to put into words how great a day this was for my friends and I (along with everyone else there) but I think the photos give you a pretty good idea! This first ever show was very well-organised and a huge success for all. The weather was perfect and the flight displays were fantastic! A lot of credit has to go to the organisers and pilots alike for putting on one hell of a display!

North American B-25J Mitchell (Flying Heritage Collection)
North American B-25J Mitchell (Flying Heritage Collection) – one heavily armed medium bomber!

Something particularly special about the Skyfair was the and unique flight formations we were fortunate enough to see. The following is a sneak peek. An upcoming post will have more photos of what we were blessed to experience on the day!

FHC Skyfair 2014 Hows that for a formation pass? Messerschmitt Bf-109E, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc
Hows that for a formation pass? Messerschmitt Bf-109E, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc

Given the success of this first show I cant wait to see it become an annual event. One not to be missed!

Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil (Flying Heritage Collection) @ FHC Skyfair 2014
Bring on FHC Skyfair 2015!
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12 thoughts on “Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 – WW2 Legends

    1. You may have to head out to the great PNW for that. The FHC aircraft rarely if ever leave WA. HFF do fly to other locations but generally PNW, Alaska and BC. Planes of Fame from CA probably mainly stick to the west coast too.

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  1. The Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) in Everett, Washington is a museum not to be missed if you make it to the Pacific Northwest. The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field is South Seattle also is a treat. Anyone planning an Alaska cruise should plan for two extra days in the Seattle area. On the first day, they could do the FHC and Boeing assembly plant in Everett, and on the second day, they could spend their time at the Museum of Flight.

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    1. I agree and have a few observations. The FHC certainly has aircraft, and somewhat rare ones, though photo angles are limited when they are in the hangar as they are most of the time. The Boeing Assembly Plant doesn’t have the same limitations as they disallow photography entirely. Though not in Seattle just a short drive south to Tacoma brings you to the McChord Air Museum (Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, WA 98438) where U.S. citizens easily get a pass. The museum is compact though original in many ways and the air park is outstanding with rare aircraft and photographers can to do walkarounds on all of them.

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    2. FHC is a top collection that just keeps expanding. Every time I visit there is something new to see. I just came back from a day at the Museum of Flight which was tied in with Marines Week and the Seafair Airshow. Great day!

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  2. Regarding the McChord Air Museum — more than glad to help. The air park has been moved away from the museum (where it was when you last saw it) to what is called Heritage Hill (it overlooks the airfield and a great place for a picnic lunch) to allow the display of a C-54 as well as a C-141. They are adding another pair of aircraft soon to the dozen or so now there. The nearly rare aircraft present are the B-18 and the B-23. All of the aircraft are in mint condition — it’s well worth the drive. And…no crowds 🙂

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