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.

FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Covid-19 Reset. We are closed.

Churchill said “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”

Beginning March 9th, Historic Flight Foundation/Paine Field will “reduce by half” any Covid-19 risk for our patrons, volunteers, employees, pilots and maintainers by closing our Paine Field facility. We hope this extraordinary closure ends soon.

Scheduled presentations will be broadcast on the web at their appointed times. Please visit this site for updates and suggestions for connectivity. The first such broadcast will be David Lednicer on “Korean Air War Jet Fighter Tactics” on Saturday, the 14th at noon.

This closure does not extend to operations at Felts Field, Spokane.

Stay well.

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B-25 Ground School (Felts Field)

On April 18, HFF will offer a ground school for the B-25 at its new Felts Field facility. This all-day course begins at 8 a.m. and covers systems, performance, emergency procedures, and of course, the history of the aircraft type. Comprehensive materials are distributed in advance. Pilots and enthusiasts are welcome. The cost is $250 per person. For qualified pilots, the ground school represents the first step toward the second-in-command, co-pilot course of flight training which can be scheduled upon completion of the ground school. For more information or to enroll, contact HFF at 509.535.6000.

To participate in any or all of these activities, please call Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 (Paine Field), 509.535.6000 (Felts Field) or email visitorservices@historicflight.org.



Crossing America

Arriving Friday in Bangor we were greeted by friends who had tracked our trip and insisted we accompany them to a lobster dinner. The next day we flew over the Adirondack Mountains, avoiding Boston and New York air spaces. We filed a flight plan for Columbus, Ohio, to once again visit the home of DC-3 […]

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Crossing the Atlantic

Three weather gods decide the fate of any vintage, unpressurized aircraft making an Atlantic crossing. One resides in and around Iceland, another Greenland, and a third in Labrador, around Goose Bay. On the 17th, we enjoyed a good relationship with two of three with the unsuitable destination being Greenland. So we toured Iceland for a […]

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HOURS OF OPERATION

10-5, Tuesday - Sunday.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

$15 Adult Admission
$12 Senior/Military (65+)
$10 Youth (11-17 years old)
10 and Under Free



Reserve a Ride

Ever wanted to fly in one of our aircraft? It's as easy as 1-2-3. First, click on the Membership/Donate page. Next, pick the membership level corresponding to the plane in which you would like to fly. Finally, follow the sequence to enroll. Once payment is processed, you will receive an email from Visitor Services confirming your membership and offering alternative dates for your flying adventure.