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.

FLIGHT OPERATIONS

August 2-5
Vanderhoof International Airshow, Vanderhoof, BC

The Vanderhoof International Airshow Society has reenergized what was once one of Canada’s premier aviation events. The Snowbirds headline a list of first-rate performers. HFF’s DC-3 will offer rides throughout the weekend. Patrons may purchase in Canadian dollars with no exchange dilution. The principal show day is Saturday but on Sunday, the Snowbirds will practice so expect crowds both days. Arrangements to fly on the DC-3 may be confirmed at Visitor Services, 425.348.3200.

August 10-12
Abbotsford International Airshow, Abbotsford, BC

HFF will display aircraft at Abbotsford for the eleventh consecutive year. The F8F, TBM and de Havilland Rapide will fly. The Blue Angels will return for the first time since sequestration. The Grumman F8F was the first performance aircraft of the “Blues” (1946-49). Rides in the TBM and Rapide can be reserved through the Abbotsford Airshow website as stand-alone activities or bundled with other offerings. Come see us at Canada’s national airshow.

August 18-19
Edmonton International Airshow, Edmonton, AB

Back for a fifth consecutive year, the provincial capital of Alberta hosts a first-class event at Villeneuve Airport. Continuing an August tour of Canada, HFF will campaign its F8F Bearcat, TBM Avenger and B-25 Mitchell. Rides in the Avenger and Mitchell may be reserved through the air show website. Join us for a wonderful aviation festival in the North.

August 22
Afternoon/Twilight Member Flights, 3 p.m. through twilight

Paine Field has announced a second runway closure of the main runway beginning August 23rd. Sometimes adversity inspires innovation. We will offer our monthly fly day opportunities on Wednesday afternoon, August 22nd, beginning at 3 p.m. The DC-3, B-25, Staggerwing Beech, de Havilland Rapide, T-6 and Beaver will be ready and waiting.
Several of these member flights are fully subscribed. It is best, but not imperative, to reserve in advance through Visitor Services at 425.348.3200. This is a great chance to see the sun set from a vintage aircraft.

August 25
P-51 Hangar Briefing, noon

This is the fourth themed member fly day of our summer series. At noon, we will welcome back to the podium for a hangar briefing, Mike Lombardi, Chief Historian and Archivist of the Boeing Company. Mike has a special fondness for the P-51 and it shows. A BBQ lunch will be available courtesy of the Everett Sea Cadets. As the main runway at Paine Field will be closed, we will run-up the engine of P-51B “Impatient Virgin” but will not fly her until after the runway reopens. Member flights will be offered Wednesday afternoon and evening, August 22nd.

To participate in any or all of these activities, please call Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 or email visitorservices@historicflight.org.



HOURS OF OPERATION

10-5, Tuesday - Sunday.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

$15 Adult Admission
$12 Senior/Military (65+)
$10 Youth (11-17 years old)
10 and Under Free



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Reserve a Ride

Ever wanted to fly in one of our aircraft? It's as easy as 1-2-3. First, click on the Membership/Donate page. Next, pick the membership level corresponding to the plane in which you would like to fly. Finally, follow the sequence to enroll. Once payment is processed, you will receive an email from Visitor Services confirming your membership and offering alternative dates for your flying adventure.