Historic Flight at Kilo-7 offers a collection of the most important aircraft produced between 1927 and 1957—all restored and airborne again.
Our mission goes beyond serving as trustees of an era. We want you to experience the roar of our F8F “Wampus Cat” taking off. Watch engineers at work restoring the aircraft to flying condition. Share the rush of viewing international treasures from all angles.
Whether you’re an experienced aviator, a student of history, or a newcomer to our world, we want to spark and fuel your passion—both for aviation and for epiphanies born from hard labor. Our heroes did not leap from the bathtub shrieking, “Eureka!” They scrawled a sketch on a piece of paper. Got interested in an impossible challenge. And then they dove into the work. The reward? Innovation that astonished both them and us, and that continues to change our world.
April 8, “The Real Story: British Fighters vs. German Fighters” at 7 p.m., HFF
Which side had superior aircraft? In our next segment of “The Battle of Britain, 75 Years On,” David Lednicer will compare the fighters of both sides; their virtues and limitations; and analyze why the Spitfire and Hurricane prevailed in their defensive, interceptor roles.
April 11, “The Real Story: British Fighters vs. German Fighters” at noon, HFF
Visit us on Saturday for David Lednicer’s second performance. Stick around to learn about the Q.E.D. (next listing).
April 11, “The Story of the Jim Moss GeeBee Q.E.D.” at 2 p.m., HFF
Jim Moss had the inspiration and perspicacity to build the grandest of the Granville Brothers’ creations, the Q.E.D. Over eleven years with a faithful team, he accomplished his goal. Jackie Cochran flew the original Q.E.D. in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. Come hear a beautiful story and enjoy a beautiful airplane with Judy Moss and Q.E.D. pilot Rich Alldredge. Special guests include the Greater Seattle Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and the Washington Pilots Association.
May 9, “Leadership, Command and Control; the Dowding Factor” at noon, HFF
Mike Lavelle will present his thesis that one person can affect the outcome of a major battle. In tribute, at 2:30 p.m., HFF will demonstrate its Supermarine Spitfire in formation with the Hawker Hurricane of Flying Heritage Collection. At 4 p.m., guests will toast the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s ascension to become Prime Minister of England.
May 16, “Paine Field Aviation Day” from 10-5, HFF and Paine Field
Come join us for the traditional opening day of the Paine Field flying season. HFF will feature historic and educational displays, fine food, live music, and of course, flying. Rides will be available throughout the day. Our Speakers Bureau begins at 10 with the three-part history of Pan Am. Demonstration flying commences at noon. Live music begins at 1:30. This event features attractions on both sides of the airport with shuttle service between.
To become a member and participate in any or all of these activities, please call Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.