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.
August 7-9, “Abbotsford International Air Show,” Abbotsford, B.C.
For the eighth consecutive year, HFF will present aircraft at Abbotsford, one of the world’s top ten air shows. Recently repainted B-25 “Grumpy” will be open for tours and fly member rides, while P-51B “Impatient Virgin” will participate in a “five-Merlin” flying routine. Performers include the Snowbirds, the Breitling Jet Team and three F-86s. Reserve your spot on a “Grumpy flight” by visiting the air show web site or contacting HFF Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.
August 12-13, “Humberside Big Wing,” Humberside, United kingdom
To honor Britain on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, HFF will continue the summer campaign of its Mk. IXe Spitfire at a series of world-class flying events. The Humberside Big Wing reminds us that the Battle of Britain began in the Midlands, then moved south, primarily to Kent and London. Following Humberside, the HFF Spitfire also will appear at the RAFA Shoreham Airshow in Sussex (August 22-23), Goodwood Revival at West Sussex (September 11-13), South of England Battle of Britain Day Sortie (September 15th), and close with the Battle of Britain Anniversary Airshow at Duxford (September 19-20). Should your summer travel include one of these events, please advise HFF so we can meet you and share special passes.
August 15, “Comox Air Show,” Comox, B.C., 9-5
An open house at the most important Canadian air base on the west coast, this show features the Snowbirds, the national aerobatic team of the Canadian military. An F-18 demonstration, aerobatic displays and HFFs B-25 “Grumpy” round out the program. Visit www.comoxairshow.ca for more information.
August 22, “Challenge Air for Kids” HFF, 9-4
This magnificent national program for physically or mentally challenged kids combines a first flight experience with ground-based entertainment and education in a carnival-like atmosphere. Considered by HFF veterans the most rewarding volunteer opportunity of the year, perhaps you will spend the day with us. Volunteer pilots are especially welcome. Also, please encourage challenged kids you know to enroll. The program is free of charge.
August 22-23, “Edmonton Air Show,” Edmonton, Alberta
After an extended hiatus, the City of Edmonton will again sponsor an air show at the Villeneuve Airport on August 22-23. Famous as a Lend/Lease waypoint for bombers and fighters, and a significant WW II training base, it is fitting that HFF should deploy its B-25B “Grumpy” and P-51B “Impatient Virgin.” Air show details are available at www.edmontonairshow.com.
September 1-4, “B-25 and DC-3 Ground Schools and 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 and 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 mix with pilots prior to flying demonstrations at 11 a.m. 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.
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.