Established in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Major General William Anders, the Heritage Flight Museum was created as an organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the contributions made by military aircraft and the crews that operated them. Today the museum is run by Anders with two of his sons and operated by a dedicated and passionate team of staff and volunteers.
The museum gives guests the opportunity to get an up-close look at vintage aircraft and historic artifacts. Unlike most aviation museums, most of the Historic Flight Museum’s aircraft are fully maintained and frequently flown for demonstration flights by Anders (who still logs over 300+ flight hours a year on top of his 8,000+ hours in the military) and two of his sons. These are aircraft that played pivotal roles in the training and operation of aviation crews throughout multiple wars, including an A-1 Skyraider used to assist rescue efforts in Vietnam and a P-51 Mustang, a fighter that was frequently used in WWII and the Korean War. Perhaps one of the more unassuming aircraft in the collection, the Interstate Cadet, holds a fascinating history of being airborne and shot at during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
It takes a lot of hard work to keep these historic aircraft in proper flying condition, and our active maintenance staff operates on the planes all within the museum; allowing guests the rare chance to see what makes these warbirds tick.
In participation with the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST, the Heritage Flight Museum is offering a FREE Heritage Flight Museum pint glass in celebration of Skagit Beer Week. To score your new glass all you need to do is come by the museum with your Skagit Farm to Pint passport. That’s it, really! Then be sure to come back to the museum on Saturday March 30 for Skagit Beer Week’s “Farm to Pint FEST” celebration, benefiting Viva Farms. The event will be happening at the Heritage Flight Museum and will feature beers and bites from multiple local breweries and restaurants. The museum is located at an active airport, so you never know what interesting aircraft you’ll get to see with each visit!
Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is $12 per adult, $10 for seniors, $5 for children (age 5-17) and $5 for military.
15053 Crosswind Drive, Burlington, WA 98233