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 17, 2013, International Society of Aviation Photographers, 9 a.m. at HFF
The International Society of Aviation Photographers has chosen Seattle for its annual Symposium. On May 17, approximately one hundred members of this elite organization will visit HFF to engage in air-to-air photography. Sorties will begin at 10 a.m. in the B-25 and DC-3 with the North American P-51B Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire serving as "subject aircraft." Follow-on sorties will launch on May 19.
May 18, 2013, "Aviation Day at Paine Field," 9 to 5 at HFF and Paine Field
A kick-off to the air show season, Paine Field attractions and tenants have organized a particularly fun-filled "Aviation Day." Begin with a 5K race followed by a pancake breakfast hosted by the firefighters. Young Eagle volunteer pilots will enable over 300 young people to experience flight for the first time. Static displays will feature aircraft and classic cars. Warbirds will fly at noon and vintage aircraft, at the end of the event. A special Beer Garden and preferred seating area will be available on the west side with free shuttle buses between parking and the attractions. Plan to attend this family-friendly event. Buy your tickets to the Beer Garden here.
May 21, 2013, "Royal Aeronautical Society," 6 p.m. at HFF
HFF will host the quarterly meeting of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Seattle Branch. The program is entitled "Yes, They Fly" and will trace the provenance, acquisition and restoration of each aircraft in HFF's collection. Members of the public are invited but a ticket is required. To reserve yours, please contact Visitor Services.
May 22-24, 2013, "Aluminum Overcast" visits HFF
HFF and Cascade Warbirds are pleased to host the Paine Field visit of "Aluminum Overcast," the iconic B-17 sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Weather permitting, this aircraft will arrive Tuesday evening, the 21st, with rides and tours scheduled throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday, the 22nd and 23rd. Rides may be reserved in advance (and with a discount) through the EAA website or purchased at the door. Tours are offered between flights.
May 22, 2013, "Field Mess" Dinner at HFF, 6 p.m.
The set-up will be authentic. (Field kitchen, army tents and cooks with attitude.) But the food will be gourmet. Please join us for an evening of history, camaraderie and fun as we welcome the crew of "Aluminum Overcast" to Paine Field and HFF. Weather permitting, aircraft will fly. Military vehicles and actors in period military attire will complement the B-17. Tickets are available for $50 at Visitor Services. Consider purchasing a table for your friends and colleagues. Reserve your place before we sell out.
May 27, 2013, "Memorial Day Honor Flights," 11-2, Greater Seattle Area
Again this year, HFF offers flight support to Memorial Day ceremonies in the Greater Seattle Area. Contact Visitor Services to request a fly-by for your service.
June 8, 2013 "Felts Field Neighbor Day" at Spokane, Washington, 9 a.m.
B-25D "Grumpy," the oldest and busiest B-25 bomber, will launch from Paine Field on Friday morning, June 7th, to participate as a principal attraction in the third annual "Felts Field Neighbor Day," June 8th. This event combines flying and static displays with an open house of the many historic aviation restoration shops and other attractions at the Field. "Mitchell Memberships" will be available for patrons wishing to ride in "Grumpy." The crew plans to remain in Spokane for member flights on Sunday. One of HFF's fighters will escort "Grumpy."
To become a member and participate in any or all of these activities, please call Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.