Museum The Summer Heritage Collection, located in the city of Everett, Washington, is popularly represented by combat aircraft that survived after World War II. It exhibits exhibits that were created using leading technologies of the 30-40s at the height of the development of aviation skills in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Russia. These are those planes that collided in air battles and were taken out of the battlefield. Most of them were restored with high accuracy, although there are also those that were restored by their owners.
The main ideological inspiration for the display of the original aircraft was Paul G. Allen. Since 1998, he began to acquire “iconic warriors”, he was always serious about the issues of their restoration, and ultimately decided to demonstrate them to the public.
At the moment, the museum’s collection can surprise about 15 with rare aircrafts and other items of historical value. Among them are:
- German aircraft Fv-190A-5, performing the role of fighter-attack aircraft. Since the fall of 1941 he entered service. On the Eastern Front near Leningrad on July 9, 1943, it crashed during an attack. When discovered in 1980, he was surprised by his untouched condition.
- German aircraft Fv-190D-13, modified for fighter operations and interception. The only "long-nosed" exhibit that survived the war. Now it has been restored and you can even fly on it, but because of its rarity, it is protected.
- German fighter Bf-109E-3, built in 1939. The legendary car was piloted by Edward Hemmerling mainly over France. The exhibit was discovered in 1998 in the Calais area, sticking out of sand.
- Soviet aircraft Po-2, acting as a training. During the war years, bombers flew on it, it was restored by the Polish flying club, although it was originally located in Belarus.
- British aircraft Hurricane Mk2A, made in Canada, but not taking part in hostilities.
The process of aircraft restoration in the museum is given great importance, trying to preserve the original appearance as much as possible. A lot of time is devoted to exhaustive research, the search for suitable spare parts and materials. Among the exhibits there are also those in which, for example, to this day the original radio stations are in good condition. The attractiveness of airplanes is not limited by their appearance and condition; the story that each model has is no less impressive.
Museum Summer Heritage Collection depending on the period, it works seven or six days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving and Christmas days the museum is closed. Every year in the summer season, airplanes from the flight heritage collection fly from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m., demonstrating their serviceability to aviation enthusiasts. History buffs can refresh their knowledge by listening to the lectures of Cory Earl, a military aviation historian.