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.
Tickets Now Available. April 19, “HFF Commemorates the 72nd Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid,” 4 p.m., HFF
March 16, “Before It’s Too Late: An Aviation Archaeology Symposium,” 9 a.m., Museum of Flight
Safety Team Leader Nicholas Bratton will describe efforts underway in Greenland to recover the remains of three servicemen who perished in a 1942 crash of a Grumman Duck rescue aircraft. Once the servicemen are recovered, the U.S. Coast Guard will deliver the aircraft to HFF for restoration to airworthy condition.
Like efforts to recover the Greenland Grumman Duck, recovery of P-51B “Impatient Virgin” occurred in summertime. English law limits the interval a supported farm may be fallow each year. So for seven weeks in consecutive summers, the recovery team searched for bits of “The Virgin” in a beet field where it crashed in 1945. Learn what they found and how these items were incorporated in the restored, airworthy result, winner of Oshkosh and Rolls-Royce awards for “Best Warbird Restoration.”
Exhibits, reenactors, classic vehicles, music, food and flying will highlight this event marking the commencement of flying season.
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.