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.
May 9, “The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain” at HFF
Visit Historic Flight for authentic British fish ‘n chips, period music and RAF displays. Mike Lavelle will present his thesis that one person can affect the outcome of an historic battle in “Leadership, Command and Control; the Dowding Factor.” HFF will then demonstrate its Supermarine Spitfire in formation with the Hawker Hurricane of Flying Heritage Collection, accompanied by bagpipes. To end the day, we will toast the new Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who assumed that post on May 10 (May 9th in Seattle), 1940, 75 years to the day.
1000 Doors open
1200 Lunch: Seattle’s best fish ‘n chips by Nosh the Truck
1300 Mike Lavelle: “Leadership, Command and Control; the Dowding Factor”
1430 Spitfire and Hurricane formation sortie with bagpipe serenade
1600 Toast to Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Advanced purchase tickets are recommended. Visit http://bob75th.bpt.me to register.
The public is asked to advise HFF of WWII veterans residing in our community. We will send each a personal invitation to attend.
May 16, “Paine Field Aviation Day” from 10-5, HFF and Paine Field
Come join us for the traditional opening day of the Paine Field flying season. HFF will feature historic and educational displays, fine food, live music, and of course, flying. Rides will be available throughout the day. Our Speakers Bureau begins at 10 with the three-part history of Pan Am. Demonstration flying commences at noon. Live music begins at 1:30. This event features attractions on both sides of the airport with shuttle service between. Parking will be available at HFF.
May 25, “Memorial Day Tribute Flights,” 11-2, HFF
Continuing a tradition, HFF will honor families of veterans by visiting memorial services at local cemeteries in its B-25D, “Grumpy.” Typically we visit five services. Please contact Visitor Services to request a flyover of the service you will attend.
June 13, “Warbirds Over the West, Salem,” 9-7, McNary Airfield, Salem, Oregon
HFF will dispatch B-25D “Grumpy” to support the grand opening of the B-17 Alliance Group’s restoration facility and museum. The event will feature a variety of classic aircraft and automobiles. Visitors may become B-25 members and fly in Grumpy.
June 13, “Warbirds Over Washington, Pasco,” 9-5, Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, Washington
HFF will dispatch its DC-3 to support efforts by Bergstrom Aircraft to convert the old control tower into an aviation museum. HFF patrons who become DC-3 members may enlist in the ground crew for this event. Static displays and rides during the day will give way to a “Warbird Evening & Bomber Boogie” fundraiser in the evening.
June 19-21, “Third Annual Biplane Weekend,” HFF
We are pleased to again host a significant regional celebration of the Golden Age of Aviation. Many pilots will arrive on Friday to attend a unique formation clinic for biplanes. Saturday will feature speakers, live music, demonstration flying and period displays. Throughout the weekend HFF will host the Commemorative Air Force historical presentation “Rise Above,” an inspiring tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen offered in a transportable theater. For event details and to enroll your biplane, please click the link on the right side of HFF’s home page.
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.