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

May 3, “Duck Hunting in Greenland, 2013-14,” noon, HFF

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 what’s left of the aircraft to HFF for restoration to airworthy condition and display as a living memorial.

Nick participated in the 2012 expedition to locate the aircraft, then returned with a combined civilian/military crew in 2013. Weather ensued. This May, Nick will return to Greenland to set markers for the 2014 expedition to recover the missing servicemen. With Nick’s departure in mind, following his presentation we will have a brief send-off celebration.

This extraordinary tale and collection of photos will be more fully appreciated if you first read Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff. In November of 1942, a C-47 cargo plane crashed into the ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 assigned to the search and rescue mission became lost in a blinding snow storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. With the weather worsening, the U.S. military launched a daring rescue mission, sending a Grumman Duck amphibious plane to find them. After picking up one member of the B-17 crew, the Duck flew into a severe storm, and the plane and the three men aboard vanished. The two Coast Guard servicemen flying the Duck are the only unaccounted for, “Missing in Action” in the history of that service. Come hear the fascinating story of efforts to recover their remains and their aircraft.

May 17, “Opening Day,” 9 a.m., HFF and Paine Field

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 visitorservices@historicflight.org.

June 6, “70th Anniversary of D-Day,” HFF

To mark this important day, HFF has organized a very rare “Diamond Four” formation of P-51 Mustangs to visit twenty cities and towns in Western Washington on June 6th, the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Lead by HFF’s D-Day veteran (four sorties over the beaches of Normandy), P-51B “Impatient Virgin,” the formation will launch from HFF at 10 a.m. and conclude operations at approximately 3 p.m. with a noontime tour of downtown Seattle. Special visits include Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Gray Army Airfield. Operations will extend as far north as Bellingham, as far south as Olympia. Visit HFF to witness return of the aircraft.



HOURS OF OPERATION

10-5, Thursday - Sunday.
Other times by prior arrangement.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

$12 Adult Admission
$10 Senior/Military (65+)
$8 Youth (6-15 years old)
5 and Under Free
$6 per person Group Tour Rate





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