Flight Operations

February 23 and 24
32nd Annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show
Puyallup Showplex (Fairgrounds)

Join HFF at the premier regional, winter gathering of pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The conference begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 10. An aviation career forum begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, the 22nd. Visit your friends from HFF at booth 724.

March 2
HFF, 8 a.m.
DC-3 Ground School

Join our excellent flight instructors for a day-long ground school exploring the history, systems, performance, and emergency procedures for one of the most significant aircraft of all time. Participate in a pre-flight inspection of HFF’s N877MG. This course is open to pilots and non-pilots. The $250 fee includes all training materials and lunch. Completion of the course is a requirement for pilots aspiring to earn a second-in-command type rating ($5,950) and for returning HFF DC-3 pilots. Flight training for the second-in-command type rating will commence on March 3rd, weather permitting. Enroll by calling Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.

March 13
“Aircraft Structures, Wood and Fabric to All-Metal”
HFF, 7 p.m.

Speakers Bureau Chairman Mike Lavelle will conclude the 2018/19 winter series, “The Grand Designs of the Golden Age of Aviation,” with the evolution from wood and fabric aircraft to all-metal designs. A favorite for his special blend of candor and humor, Mike will describe people, political events and engineering developments influencing an industry slow to abandon “the old way.” HFF collection aircraft will help Mike tell this story. Regular admission rates apply.

March 16
“Aircraft Structures, Wood and Fabric to All-Metal”
HFF, noon

Mike Lavelle will repeat his Wednesday night presentation Saturday at noon. Bring a friend or colleague.

April 3
“Aircraft Radios and Navigation”
HFF, 7 p.m.

Boeing Associate Technical Fellow John Somerville will discuss the transition from looking over the side to looking inside, 1927-1957. Join us to explore the earliest forms of navigation using terrestrial objects and landmarks, and use of the horizon to maintain level flight. The progression continues to light and beacon technology. John will present this history using radio panels of HFF aircraft, focusing on the role of human factors in systems design. Regular admission rates apply to the fourth presentation in HFF’s winter series on “The Grand Designs of the Golden Age of Aviation.”

April 6
“Aircraft Radios and Navigation”
HFF, noon

John Sommerville will reprise his Wednesday night presentation at noon on Saturday. Introduce a friend to HFF.

April 13
HFF, 8 a.m.
B-25 Ground School

Join our excellent flight instructors for a day-long ground school exploring the history, systems, performance, and emergency procedures for the type made immortal in the Doolittle Raid, the North American B-25 Mitchell. Participate in a pre-flight inspection of HFF’s N88972, “Grumpy.” This course is open to pilots and non-pilots. The $250 fee includes all training materials and lunch. Completion of the course is a requirement for pilots aspiring to earn a second-in-command type rating ($5,950) and for returning HFF B-25 pilots. Flight training for the second-in-command type rating will commence on April 14th, weather permitting. Enroll by calling Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.

To participate in any or all of these activities, please call Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 or email visitorservices@historicflight.org.

Mustang in the Air

Mustang in the Air

Bad Kitty (Grumman Tigercat)

Bad Kitty (Grumman Tigercat)

Four Ship Formation

Four Ship Formation

One Response to “Flight Operations”

  1. Pixie says:

    01/29/2011: I discovered your collection today after a visit to Flight Heritage, and they told me to go check out Historic Flight. I had a wonderful time and was very impressed with your aircraft! I am truly encouraged to know that everything is in flying condition. I can’t wait to go back. I was really happy to see the Tiger Cat and also the P-51B Mustang. I see the P-51D regularly but not the B-model. I have never seen the Tiger Cat up close, and I would LOVE to see that one fly.
    By the way, I recognize one of the pictures on your site called “Four Ship Formation.” That is three P-51 Mustangs flying formation with the F-22, and that had to be taken at the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends 2007 in Ohio, which I attended and took several photos like that one. That sure was a great event, and I am forever thankful to everyone who put that together.

    Crystal (a.k.a. Pixie)