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.
June 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Car Show,” HFF
Each year HFF hosts this signature event of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, and each year it grows. Come see a variety of lovingly restored and maintained automobiles. Partake of live music and local cuisine. Judging and awards highlight the afternoon. HFF aircraft will be available for member flights.
June 27, Missoula, Montana
We are saddened by the news of the passing of David Thatcher, engineer/gunner on Doolittle Raider no. 7. Cpl. Thatcher is credited with saving the lives of all four members of his crew for which he was awarded the Silver Star. His pilot, Ted Dawson, authored Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. The Doolittle Raider Foundation has requested a memorial flyover by B-25 “Grumpy.” The HFF crew will depart Sunday afternoon, the 26th. Only Dick Cole survives from the original eighty Doolittle Raiders.
July 1, 10 a.m., Moses Lake/Grant County Airport 50th Anniversary Open House, Grant County Airport
B-25 “Grumpy” will visit Moses Lake for the 50th Anniversary Open House of Grant County Airport and Larson Air Force Base. Enjoy activities for the entire family.
July 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., “Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels,” Tacoma Narrows Airport
Visit Tacoma Narrows Airport to see beautiful automobiles and aircraft in this prelude to the Freedom Fair on the 4th of July. HFF will present its DC-3 and F8F Bearcat, on the ground and in the air. Scenic flights and static tours will be available in the DC-3 while the Bearcat practices for the Freedom Fair display.
July 4, 1:30 p.m., Tacoma Freedom Fair, Commencement Bay, Tacoma Waterfront
As part of a traditional Fourth of July celebration, the Tacoma Events Commission sponsors an over-the-water air show near Point Ruston Dock. Patrons are encouraged to donate to sustain this tradition. HFF’s DC-3 and Bearcat will participate in the display.
July 8-9, “Arlington Fly-in,” Arlington Airport
HFF’s DC-3 will arrive Friday morning for tours and scenic ride flights. Its L-4 may be viewed in Camp Adams. DC-3 rides may be reserved in advance by calling Visitor Services at 425.348-3200. Ride times are 12:30 and 5:30 on July 8 and 12:30 on July 9. The aircraft will be available for tours between flights.
July 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., “B-25 Ground School,” Galvin Flying, Boeing Field
Our friends at Galvin Flying will host a day-long, hands-on ground school for the B-25 Mitchell. Learn aircraft history, systems, and normal and emergency procedures; all the basic knowledge necessary to begin second-in-command flight training. Ground school is open to anyone interested in the B-25 including non-pilots. The cost of $250 includes an instructional notebook, CD and lunch. Reserve your spot today at 425.348.3200. Space is limited.
July 15-17, “Boeing Centennial Celebration,” Boeing Field
It happens once every century. Don’t miss it. Boeing will mark this occasion with a complete lineup of its 700-series aircraft along side eight heritage aircraft including four from HFF: the DC-3, B-25, P-51 and T-6. An outdoor ampitheatre constructed for this celebration will feature a multi-media history of Boeing. Please consult newspapers and social media for schedules and other details.
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.