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Rare Plane Comes to Everett Museum

Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 |

By Kurt Batdorf, For the Herald

NewsPHOTO CAPTION FROM ARTICLE: Mechanic Lee Trekas, of GossHawk Unlimited Inc. from Casa Grande, Arizona, restores a German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Nazi combat airplane, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Flying Heritage Museum located at Paine Field in Everett. The Fw 190 is a German single-seat, radial engine fighter that was used in a variety of roles during World War II. It was the most advanced radial engine fighter in the world when it first entered combat in 1941. This original Fw 190 is the only one in the world restored to flying condition. The Fw 190 will join its counterpart, the German Messerschmitt Bf 109, already on display at the Flying Heritage Collection. These two aircraft are widely recognized as the backbone of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. This aircraft will take to the skies this summer as part of Flying Heritage Collection’s Fly Day series.
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Air Classics Fw 190 cover image

“Air Classics” cover shot Vol. 47/No. 5, May 2011

The cover shot on this “Air Classics” issue shows the newly painted and completed Fw 190A-5. This Fw 190 belongs to Paul Allen of Seattle, Washington and his museum, the Flying Heritage Collection or FHC. The A-5 is the only original airworthy Fw 190 in the world. She is also flying with the only original running BMW 801 engine.