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.
September 1-3, “B-25 and DC-3 Pilot Training,” HFF
As a lead-in to the 8th annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend, HFF is pleased to offer B-25 and DC-3 ground schools. Qualified pilots may extend their experiences with flight training and a second-in-command type rating. Non-pilots may enroll in the ground schools to learn about the history, systems and flying characteristics of these famous aircraft. Enrollment is limited. Reserve your spot by contacting Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.
September 4-6, “8th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend,” HFF
On Friday, September 4th, witness as many as 65 pristine, vintage aircraft arrive for display on HFF’s ramp and Kilo-6. That evening, join us at 6 pm for the ever-popular “Big Band Dinner Dance” featuring swing dancers and the 18-piece “Kings of Swing.” On Saturday, enjoy living history displays, re-enactors, vintage vehicles and flying demonstrations featuring biplanes at 11, trainers at 1, warbirds at 3 and the DC-3 at 5 p.m. At noon, Director of Boeing Archives Michael Lombardi will present “The Story of United Airlines” as a prelude to HFF’s fall/winter series on airline history. On Sunday, patrons will mix with pilots prior to flying demonstrations. Hear live music and enjoy gourmet street food throughout the weekend. For tickets, purchase online here or contact Visitor Services at 425.348.3200. Regular admission rates apply.
September 11-20, “Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain,” Goodwood and Duxford
Completing a summer tour, HFF’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXe will perform at the Goodwood Revival, the National “Big Wing” on Battle of Britain Day, September 15th, and the final show of the year at Duxford. If you visit any of these events, please say hello to the pilot and crew.
September 16-20, “National Aviation Heritage Invitational,” Reno Air Races
HFF will campaign its 1927 Travel Air 2000 in this prestigious event held concurrently with the Reno Air Races. View as many as 40 competing aircraft, all excellent restorations.
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.