Heritage Flight Museum in Burlington celebrated what may be temporary freedom from COVID-19 restrictions with a “Fly Day” that drew several hundred spectators. Among vintage aircraft that took to the air to thrill the crowd were a P-51 Mustang, a B-25, a couple of T-6 Texans, a PT-13 Stearman and an AD-4NA Skyraider. Among pilots were museum founders Bill and Greg Anders. Both took a few turns in the cockpit. Also among the group of pilots were John Sessions, Vera Martinovich and Craig Nelson. Greg Anders flew at least four different aircraft and took a few turns at the microphone as well. A new hangar at the facility adjacent to Bayview Regional Airport is tentatively scheduled to open next year. Bought my annual membership, can’t wait to get back (likely in September).
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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