Skagit Regional Airport – Burlington, WA – KBVS | 11am-4pm
Want to see our aircraft in action?! Smell the smells, hear the sounds?! Then be sure to visit us on our monthly fly days held from April through October. The only thing that stops us from flying on the day is the weather! Sure Mother Nature can make it challenging, but we usually are lucky and our pilots do their utmost to get some flights out. It’s not unusual either to see other warbirds from around the region at one of our fly-days – some come from other collections, and others are privately owned and operated by warbird enthusiasts. We thank them for their support and hope that you enjoy the variety of aircraft on display!
We try to put out an array of flights, one demo every hour. From a single-ship fighter to a formation of T-6′s, there’s always something to see. We work with local air traffic to make sure that we don’t disrupt the other air traffic at Burlington and that we’re conducting our flights safely. Our pilots are careful to observe all the rules of the FAA and airport, and do their best to comply with the airport’s voluntary Good Neighbor Policy.
Our aircraft may be ‘vintage’ but given their rare and precious status, rest assured that they are meticulously maintained and carefully flown. Our pilots have thousands of flight hours between them and more experience in these aircraft than most. We love our aircraft, the history that they represent, and we relish the opportunity to share our passion with our visitors.
So come on out and pay us a visit!
Greg Anders inspiring the next generation of aviators during a monthly fly day.
13 MAY 2017 CSAR Fly Day | Vietnam Combat Air Rescues
On Saturday, May 13 fly day, the Heritage Flight Museum will be host to three very special guest speakers on their Vietnam experiences in CSAR in the late 60’s and early 70’s. USAF Majors Rick Drury and Jim Bender will speak not only of their experience flying those big ‘ol birds on search and rescue missions, but will be joined by USN Capt. Evan “Pee Wee” Reese, whom they rescued when his A-6A Intruder went down after being hit by enemy fire. Having these amazing fighter pilots here to speak personally of what it was like, is truly priceless and a not to be missed opportunity.
Doors open at 11 am, Saturday, May 13th, with sorties highlighting our A-1 Skyraider, O-1 Bird Dog and (grounded) O-2 Skymaster, among others, scheduled throughout the day. The Main Event CSAR presentation will be at 2 pm, with a final sortie at 3:30 pm.
Food Vendors: Spot Hot Dog & Brats and Copia Coffee.
10 JUNE 2017 Fly Day | D-Day: 73rd Retrospective
On Saturday, June 10th, the Heritage Flight Museum dedicates their fly day in remembrance of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, France during WWII, and the largest amphibious military operation in history. Better known as D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Doors open at 11 am, Saturday, June 10th, with sorties highlighting our P-51 Val-Halla, amongst other aircraft, scheduled throughout the day. Final sortie usually between 3-3:30pm. Doors close at 4:00 pm.
Food Vendors: Spot Hot Dog & Brats and Copia Coffee.
08 JULY 2017 Fly Day | Vintage Transportation
On Saturday, July 8th, the Heritage Flight Museum will be host to several of the American Truck Historical Society’s vintage trucks. You may have seen some of them at Paccar’s Open Houses over the years. Belonging to members of the local ATHS Cascade Chapter, other chapters are found in all 50 states, with members in 23 countries).
Doors open at 11 am, Saturday, June 10th, with sorties scheduled throughout the day. Final sortie usually between 3-3:30pm. Doors close at 4:00 pm.
Food Vendors: Taco El Valle food truck and Copia Coffee.
18/19 August 2017 Fly Day | Warbird Weekend “Heroes & Horsepower”
HFM welcomes the return of the “Warbird Weekend” with an authentic luau dinner on Friday the 18th and a car show on Saturday the 19th as part of the August Fly Day. The theme for this year’s Warbird Weekend will be “Heroes & Horsepower” which will highlight the commemoration of the Victory over Japan (V-J Day). Events will also include remembering the Bay View Drag Strip which was located at the Skagit Regional Airport during the 50’s and 60’s. Watch for more details and times in the weeks ahead on this signature HFM Fundraising Event.
Doors open Saturday, at 11 am, with sorties highlighting “the Pearl”, the only surviving civilian aircraft flown on Dec. 7 at Pearl Harbor, the museum’s P-51 Val-Halla, Zero, amongst other aircraft scheduled throughout the day. Final sortie usually between 3-3:30pm. Doors close at 4:00 pm.
Food Vendors: Spot Hot Dogs & Brats, Taco El Valle food truck, Copia Coffee, Sturgis Sweets Kettle Corn and Anacortes Kiwanis strawberry shortcake. Additional vendors are expected.
09 September 2017 Fly Day | Air War Vietnam
On Saturday, September 9th, the Heritage Flight Museum dedicates this fly day to the Vietnam War. Inside our hangars, amongst our exhibits, are personal stories and artifacts from local fighter pilots who were engaged in combat search and air rescue. If you attend our May CSAR fly day event, you will have an even deeper appreciation of these displays. We honor the men and women who served, and those that gave their lives during the Vietnam or “Second Indochina War” (1954-1975).
Doors open Saturday, at 11 am, with sorties highlighting the A-1 Skyraider, O-1 Bird Dog and O-2 Skymaster (static only), amongst other aircraft scheduled throughout the day. Final sortie is usually between 3-3:30pm. Doors close at 4:00 pm.
Food Vendors: Taco El Valle food truck, Copia Coffee
21 October 2017 Fly Day | Air War Korea
On Saturday, October 21st, the Heritage Flight Museum dedicates this fly day to the Korean War. We will remember and honor the men and women who served, and those that gave their lives during this conflict. Beginning on June 25, 1950 and ending with signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1959. No peace treaty was ever signed and technically the North and South are still at war.
Doors open Saturday, at 11 am, with sorties highlighting the A-1 Skyraider, O-1 Bird Dog, L-13 Grasshopper and static H-13 Sioux helicopter, and more scheduled throughout the day. Final sortie usually between 3-3:30pm. Doors close at 4:00 pm.
Food Vendors: Spot Hot Dogs & Brats, Copia Coffee