About the Founder

John T. Sessions, Chairman HFF

John Sessions’ passion for aviation began with a spontaneous visit in 1983 to a flying club at Boeing Field. He got interested, started flying small Cessnas, graduated to bush planes, and then added floats. After “about twenty trips to Alaska at a hundred knots,” John moved to corporate jets and received his Airline Transport Pilot license with a single-pilot rating in the CJ series. Several thousand hours later, the call of fast stick-and-rudder pulled him into the world of classic Warbirds. Today, he flies P-51B “Impatient Virgin” whenever weather and schedule allow, and he’s rated to fly the entire HFF aircraft collection.

He’s had some exciting moments: “A couple of engine failures, an engine fire, and a broken tail-wheel all rank right up there.”

Over the past twenty years, John has devoted himself to acquiring and restoring the HFF collection. He considers himself a trustee of “precious icons that fly.” HFF reflects his desire to share aircraft guaranteed to spark passion and inspiration.

John Sessions

One Response to “About the Founder”

  1. GLENN OLSEN says:

    John: I meet you last year after your P-51 flight. Yesterday I stopped by and we stayed to watch. I had my son and grandson with me. I walked by you before the B-25 and your P-51 flight. I have wanted to ask you about your dad, as I worked with him at Burroughs in Spokane before being trans. to Seattle in 1965. I had always been under the impression the your Dad had been injured at the D-Day but your letter you gave me indicated otherwise. I now feel Guy must have been wounded later, maybe at the Battle of the Bulge. Maybe one day I will stop by when there is not an open house event.
    and have a short chat.
    Glenn

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