Bellingham's Heritage Flight Museum is moving into their new home at 4165 Mitchell Way, near the Bellingham Airport on Saturday, 17 January 2009. There will be a formal program scheduled to begin at 1:00pm.
The museum was founded in 1996 by Maj. General William Anders an Apollo 8 astronaut. The Heritage Flight Museum is dedicated to the preservation and flying of historic military aircraft. The Museum began at Bellingham International in 2001. The new facility will allow the addition of displays highlighting elements of the US Space Program, mainly the Apollo program.
Volunteer opportunities for individuals and youth groups such as the Civil Air Patrol are available. The Museum Staff have served as Culminating Project Community Advisors for graduating seniors from Bellingham and Squalicum High Schools, and as supervisors for History majors on internship from Western Washington University.
Visitors to the museum can get an up-close look at the collection of memorabilia and artifacts, and a selection of flying World War II, Korean and Vietnam era airplanes including a P-51 Mustang, Douglas Skyraider, North American T-6, Boeing Stearman, L-13 Grasshopper, Link trainer and others.
Image courtesy of flickr.com by StuSeeger