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.
November 5, "Pan Am and the Flying Boat Era (1926-46)" at 7 p.m., HFF
Mike Lavelle will launch HFF's Fall/Winter seminar series on the people, history and aircraft of Pan American World Airways with a presentation on one of the most compelling aviation passenger experiences ever, the flying boats. Pan Am alumnae will be special guests for this kick-off event. A champagne reception among the planes will follow.
November 8, "Pan Am and the Flying Boat Era (1926-46)" at noon, HFF
For those who cannot attend the series kick-off on the evening of the 5th, HFF will again offer the program on Saturday, the 8th, at noon.
December 3, "Pan Am and the First Land-Based Transportation Routes" at 7 p.m., HFF
David Lednicer will consider Pan Am's transition from flying boats to land routes, often through partnerships or subsidiaries such as Panagra, Avianca and China National Aviation Corporation. A special segment will address the history of HFF's DC-3.
December 6, "Pan Am and the First Land-Based Transportation Routes" at noon, HFF
For those who cannot attend the Wednesday night presentation, David Lednicer will reprise the entire program on Saturday, the 6th, at noon.
December 13, Santa Claus Visits HFF at noon
Nothing against the sleigh, but wouldn't you rather deliver toys in a red de Havilland Beaver, Staggerwing Beech or QED? Santa will ponder the possibilities during this visit to his favorite hangar. Kids of all ages will have a chance to make a wish, complete puzzles, launch two-loop gliders, decorate photo-frame cards and paint their faces. Traditional treats, of course. Bring the family.
January 7, "Introducing the Jet Age, The Boeing 707" at 7 p.m., HFF
Barry Latter will extend the timeline to the Boeing 707 paying particular attention to the role played by Pan Am and its people in the long and successful operating history of the type. Members of Pan Am flight crews will tell tales of the early days of the jet age.
January 10, "Introducing the Jet Age, The Boeing 707" at noon, HFF
For those who cannot attend the Wednesday night presentation, Barry Latter will again offer the entire program on Saturday, the 10th, at noon.
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.