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 28, doors open at 6 p.m., “To Boston in a Biplane,” HFF
Tracey Curtis-Taylor commemorates the accomplishments of aviation pioneers by retracing their breakthrough flights of the 1920s and 1930s. In 2013, Tracey flew her restored 1942 Boeing Stearman, “The Spirit of Artemis,” from Cape Town to Goodwood, England. Last year, following the same route as aviator Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930, Tracey flew her open-cockpit biplane over 13,000 miles, arriving in Sydney in December. This May, Tracey will continue her flight around the world following an historic Air Mail route across the U.S. to Boston. She will also visit a number of Boeing facilities to mark the centenary of the company.
We invite you to join us to say “Bon Voyage” on the eve of her departure. Hear Tracey describe her adventures and pay tribute to the aviators who inspire her. See a well-traveled Boeing Stearman, out of its box and ready to fly. Enjoy the hospitality of Historic Flight Foundation. For tickets, visit http://bostoninabiplane.bpt.me.
May 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Paine Field Aviation Day and Member Fly Day,” HFF
Join us for the opening day of flying season. Begin at 8 a.m. with a unique 5K run on the “air side” in view of the runway. Follow with a pancake breakfast at the firehouse. Take a shuttle bus to enjoy exhibits and music on either side of the airport prior to vintage aircraft flying demonstrations at noon. Stay the afternoon for a scenic flight in our DC-3 (3 p.m.), B-25 (2 and 4 p.m.) or other planes from the collection. Bring your neighbors to this family-friendly event. It’s a celebration of historic flight.
May 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Memorial Day Flights,” HFF
To honor our deceased veterans, HFF’s B-25 Mitchell, “Grumpy,” will make several memorial passes at graveside services throughout Puget Sound. Should you be affiliated with such a service and desire an appearance, kindly contact HFF at 425.348.3200.
June 3-5, “Formation Clinic,” HFF
In partnership with Cascade Warbirds, HFF will host a three-day course for aspiring formation pilots. You need not be an aircraft owner to participate. You will need a private pilot’s license, a current medical and access to a suitable aircraft. To enroll, visit http://www.cascadewarbirds.org/formation.htm or contact Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.
June 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Felts Field Neighbor Day,” Spokane
This open house features music, food, biplanes and flying demonstrations. HFF will present its B-25 bomber, “Grumpy,” and P-51B Mustang, “Impatient Virgin.” Visit us at Felts Field.
June 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., “HFF Biplane Fly-in and Member Fly Day,” HFF
For the third consecutive year, HFF will celebrate aircraft made of wood and fabric, with two wings. Expect to see a variety of stellar examples including Wacos, Stearmans, Travel Airs, and the famous Staggerwing Beechcraft. Join pilots on the flight line to consider the history of each aircraft and its flying characteristics. Then take a ride! HFF’s other “member ride” aircraft also will be available including the DC-3, B-25 and T-6. Reserve your place by calling Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 18-19, “Olympic Air Show,” Olympia Airport
HFF will join its friends at the Olympic Flight Museum for the nineteenth annual Olympic Air Show. HFF will display its T-6 and de Havilland Beaver aircraft, both of which will be available for member flight experiences. Stay tuned for information about other aircraft that may fly in the program.
June 19, “Father’s Day Rides,” HFF
Make it a day dad (or granddad, or great-granddad) will never forget with a flight experience in one of HFF’s vintage aircraft. To reserve your time, please contact Visitor Services.
To become a member and participate in any or all of these activities, please call Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 or email email@example.com.