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 29, "Christmas Ships," 7:00 p.m., HFF
Join us for a bird's eye view of the inaugural voyage of the Christmas Ships, in our de Havilland Beaver. The pre-flight briefing will feature hot chocolate and homemade cookies. Groups of four are encouraged. $50 from each flight lands at the Forgotten Children's Fund. For a complete schedule,
December 7, "Exceptionally Plane People," 12-1:30, HFF
In our second presentation of the winter series, historian David Lednicer will describe the little-known accomplishments of certain Grumman employees. Learn about what was going on behind the scenes at the Bethpage factory before and during WWII. Much of this archival research cannot be found in history books. January and February presentations will feature the exceptionally plane people of Waco and Supermarine.
December 14, "Santa Arrives via Staggerwing," noon, HFF
Families, please visit for homemade cookies, cider and hot chocolate. And the jolly old man will test-fly his Staggerwing prior to arrival at noon. Children of all ages may consult with Santa concerning their recent behavior and holiday expectations. Everyone goes home with a free photo. Happy Holidays from HFF.
January 18, "Exceptionally Plane People," 12-1:30, HFF
In our third presentation of the winter series, historian and educator Barry Latter will reveal endearing secrets from the archives of Vickers Supermarine. Hear tales of heroism in production of what was then the world's best interceptor (the Spitfire) despite almost daily bombardments. All of this delivered with an English accent. Tea and biscuits, of course.
February 8, "P-51 Ground School and Formation Clinic," 8-5, HFF
Back by popular demand, Stallion 51 instructor pilot and Patriots Jet Team pilot John Posson will teach a P-51 ground school and formation clinic. This training opportunity is open to aspiring pilots as well as historians and enthusiasts. The program will cover aircraft history, systems, normal and emergency procedures. HFF's P-51B "Impatient Virgin" will be used for the pre-flight inspection. In the afternoon, John will review formation theories and rules in anticipation of the flying season. Training materials will be distributed electronically in advance of the ground school. Participation is limited to fifteen. The ground school fee of $250 includes study materials and lunch. Contact Visitor Services to reserve a spot.
To become a member and participate in any or all of these activities, please call Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 or email email@example.com.
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