Golden Tank Hunt Highlights A Hidden Gem Marking 10 Years In Everett

June 7, 2018

Events in Everett

Flying Heritage

A golden tank will be hidden somewhere in Mukilteo on Friday.

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Today Anna Morey took time out from her route for Sherwin Williams to find a tank.

It is a first class attraction with some of the most rare and valuable pieces of military hardware in the world. This weekend the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum marks its 10th year in Everett, Washington. It’s a bit of a hidden gem tucked back well inside Paine Field off 112th street west of Airport Road. New large signs are helping folks find the way.

To mark the 10th Anniversary in Everett, staff have been hiding golden tanks at different Everett area attractions. Clues are then given out on the Museum’s Facebook page. Yesterday a tank was found in downtown Everett and today a golden tank hidden at High Trek Adventures was found within minutes of the clues being posted.

Anna Morey, a delivery driver with Sherwin Williams was making her rounds and was one of several people who showed up at High Trek after deciphering the clues. Morey located the tank under a new putt putt golf attraction at the park. She told she loves tanks and military hardware.

Michelle Donoghue, marketing and events coordinator for the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum tells many of the collection’s fans for the airplanes are men while women and kids seem more attracted to the tanks.

On Friday (June 8th) there will be one more golden tank hidden. This time somewhere in Mukilteo. The clues will begin at 5 PM. The one who finds a golden tank wins 4 tickets to the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s 21+ beer tasting and tank event, Tanktoberfest happening on September 22.

In 1998 Paul Allen began collecting armor and warbirds from throughout the world. The collection was first stored at the Arlington Airport but in 2008 Allen moved it to Paine Field. He also established a non-profit to educate the public about rare historic aircraft and artifacts. There are more than two dozen aircraft and nearly as many vehicles all painstakingly restored. Professional mechanics and restoration experts use the original plans and can often be seen working on the aircraft, tanks and other items in the collection.

In addition to the artifacts there is an educational exhibit called Why War: The Causes of Conflict. Using high tech interactive displays visitors get a chance to explore the reasons behind what led nations to engage in various conflicts. People from all over the world travel to the Flying Heritage Collection to look at history and we have it right here in Everett.

Here’s the line up for the 10th Anniversary event this Saturday:

On Saturday, June 9th from 12pm-2pm the Bf 109 (the museum’s first plane) will be on display on the ramp alongside the Corsair (the museum’s newest plane).

The first 100 people through the door will receive raffle tickets and a commemorative button.

The festivities kick off at 12pm with a welcome from FHCAM Museum Director, Adrian Hunt. Following the welcome speech the Corsair will perform an engine run-up for the audience and a wing fold.

Following the Corsair’s performance, guests will have the opportunity to walk around each aircraft and look inside the cockpit of the Bf 109!

At 1pm, five lucky raffle winners will be selected. Winner’s must be present on the ramp to win. The winners, along with a guest of their choice, will get to ride in FHCAM’s American Half-Track immediately after the drawing!

10am- Museum Opens
12pm- Event Begins
12pm-2pm- Look inside cockpit of Bf 109
12:00pm- Welcome- Look back at past 10 years
12:30pm- Corsair Demonstration and Talk
1:00pm- RaffleWinners Selected & Swag Giveaway
1:15pm- American Half-Track Operates
2:00pm- Event Ends

Event Day Pricing:
$10 Adult Admission
Children 10 years and younger are free

Special Offers:
All memberships are $10 OFF
10% discount on FHCAM gift store merchandise

If you have questions about this event please email or call 206-342-4242. Click here for directions.

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