The next stop on my aviation pilgrimage around Seattle area is Flying Heritage Collection located adjacent to the Boeing Everett plant. This treasure chest filled with warbirds is the private collection of Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. And amazingly, most of these vintage airplanes are preserved in flyable condition. Nowhere else on earth can have the Messerschmitt Bf109 taking off next to the factory-fresh Boeing 787-8. Everett is the ultimate dreamland for aviation geeks.

From the Unites States, the North American P-51 Mustang. This plane always reminds me of the last scene of Saving Private Ryan.
アメリカ合衆国から。ノースアメリカンP-51 ムスタング。この機を見るといつも、「プライベート・ライアン」のラストシーンを思い出す。

From Great Britain, the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vc. Her heart is made by Rolls-Royce, just like the one for ANA's Boeing 787s.
英国から。スーパーマリン・スピットファイアMk. Vc。この機の心臓は、ANAのボーイング787と同じくロールスロイス製。

From Germany, the Messerschmitt Me163 Komet. It looks like a toy, but is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational. You can see its Japanese version here.
ドイツから。メッサーシュミットMe163 コメート。おもちゃのようだが、航空史上で唯一実用化されたロケット推進の戦闘機。この機の日本バージョンはこちら

And from Japan, the Nakajima Army Type 1 Fighter "Hatabusa" or Allied name "Oscar". Nakajima Aircraft Company was the predecessor of Subaru, the popular brand here in the northwestern US.