HFM’s mission is to Honor Veteran’s and Keep History Alive through the flying of historic military aircraft, and most importantly through public education. In addition to the flying and static display of the aircraft in our collection, we have a growing collection of memorabilia that we are constantly inventorying and finding display space for. We also design and develop our own informational display boards.
‘Future Flyers’ Kids Area
Our favorite educational program is the ‘Future Flyers’ Kids Area which was launched in January 2007. Our ‘Future Flyer’ Coordinator organizes aviation-related activities for the kids at each of our monthly Fly Days. Favorites have included designing and building aircraft or rockets from basic arts & crafts supplies, and writing letters to local soldiers in Iraq… [Click here to learn more]
Flight Sim Station
Using older, donated desktop computers HFM volunteers created a prototype exhibit allowing visitors to fly our museum aircraft via Microsoft Flight Simulator. The exhibit even allows visitors to fly multiple aircraft together via a linked network in our display hangar… [Click here to learn more]
The Heritage Flight Museum is dedicated to honoring Veteran’s and to keeping history alive. Our ‘Living History’ program was created to help capture the stories of the real people who served in the armed forces, and to whom we all owe so much… [Click here to learn more]
Local Aviation History
Bellingham and Whatcom County have a rich and vibrant aviation history that dates back to the late-teen’s, early-20′s. Starting with the converted cow pasture north of town known as ‘Tulip Field’, later moving to ‘Graham Field’ located at what is now the excavated gravel pit near Whatcom Community College, and finally finishing with the Bellingham Airport which was proposed in 1935, built with Works Progress Administration Funds and labor, and opened to the public on 7 December 1941… [Click here to learn more]