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Japanese Zero to fly again in free show in Everett

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on June 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
June 7, 2012 2:59 pm

One of World War II’s more significant fighter aircraft, Japan’s Zero, will fly again Saturday in a free show at Everett’s Paine Field.

The Zero is part of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection of vintage aircraft. The plane in question was recovered from an airfield in New Guinea in the 1990s and restored to flying condition in Russia.
Japanese Zero

The plane will fly from the Flying Heritage Collection’s base on the east side of Paine Field. Parking is free.

The Zero will fly with a vintage American fighter of that era, the Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk.

While viewing of the noon flight is free, visitors who want to see planes on display at the collection hangar must pay admission: adults, $12; seniors or military, $10; youths (6-15), $8; Children (5 & under), free.

The collection is located at 3407 109th Street SW in Everett.

The Zero’s debut flight is one of several flights of historic aircraft scheduled for this summer. More information is available at the collection’s web site, www.flyingheritage.com.

The flight is subject to cancellation for adverse weather conditions or mechanical problems with the aircraft.

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