Heritage Flight Museum to celebrate new home in Burlington

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALDApril 24, 2014 

BURLINGTON — Efforts to move the Heritage Flight Museum to Skagit County began months ago. Now complete, the museum will host a grand opening celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Skagit Regional Airport, 15051 Crosswind Drive.

The Cascade Warbirds will perform demonstration and formation flights in a variety of historic aircraft, starting at noon, weather permitting. On the ground, visitors can check out vintage World War II, Korean and Vietnam-era aircraft, along with a wide range of flight memorabilia and artifacts.

Founded in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Maj. General William Anders, the Heritage Flight Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and flying of historic military aircraft, according to the museum website.

The museum was at Bellingham International Airport from 2001 until it departed for Skagit.

During the celebration, flights will continue hourly. Author and veteran pilot Larry Partridge will sign copies of his book "Flying Tigers Over Cambodia," and information will be available on the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program and on pilot training. The Skagit Swing Band will perform and refreshments will be available.

Admission Saturday is by donation — $5-$8 is suggested. Ample street parking will be available.

Details: 360-424-5151 or heritageflight.org.

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