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.
February 4, "Just-in-Time Fighters" at 7 p.m., HFF
Historic Flight Foundation is honored to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a spring series of presentations by elite aviation historians. Barry Latter will present the particulars of the Spitfire and Hurricane; their development, manufacture and performance; in a most authentic English accent. Tea and biscuits will be served. To aid the presentation, HFF will present its Spitfire without the engine cowling.
February 7, "Just-in-Time Fighters" at noon, HFF
This will be a second presentation of "Just-in-Time Fighters" for those who could not attend on Wednesday evening.
February 21, "The Battle of Britain, 75 Years On" at 3:30 p.m., the 32nd Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show, Washington State Fairgrounds at Puyallup, Keynote Arena.
Join Mike Lavelle and John Sessions for a Northwest Aviation Conference Keynote presentation commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Mike will trace historical themes from WWI to July of 1940, the beginning of "The Battle." John Sessions will honor "The Other Few," over 500 fighter pilots from other countries who flew in the Battle of Britain.
March 4, "The Battle of Britain Continued - The Blitz from October 1940 to May 1941" at 7 p.m., HFF
In September, 1940, Hermann Goring recognized Royal Air Force fighters had succeeded in neutralizing Luftwaffe fighters, thereby precluding invasion of Britain before 1941. But the battle for the skies continue with bombers and rockets. Bill McCutcheon will share the weapons, key events and extraordinary people of this period.
March 7, "The Battle of Britain Continued - The Blitz from October 1940 to May 1941" at noon, HFF
Join Bill McCutcheon for this Saturday version of the Wednesday presentation.
April 8, "The Real Story: British Fighters vs. German Fighters" at 7 p.m., HFF
Which side had superior aircraft? David Lednicer will compare the fighters of both sides; their virtues and limitations; and analyze why the Spitfire and Hurricane prevailed in their defensive, interceptor roles.
April 11, "The Real Story: British Fighters vs. German Fighters" at noon, HFF
Visit us on Saturday for David Lednicer's second performance.
May 9, "Leadership, Command and Control; the Dowding Factor" at noon, HFF
Mike Lavelle will present his thesis that one person can affect the outcome of a major battle. In tribute, at 2:30 p.m., HFF will demonstrate its Supermarine Spitfire in formation with the Hawker Hurricane of Flying Heritage Collection. At 4 p.m., guests will toast the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill's ascension to become Prime Minister of England.
May 16, "Paine Field Aviation Day" from 9-5, HFF and Paine Field
Come join us for the traditional opening day of the Paine Field flying season. HFF will feature historic and educational displays, fine food, live music, and of course, flying. Doors open at 9 with static displays and rides. The Speakers Bureau begins at 10 with the three-part history of Pan Am. Demonstration flying commences at noon. Live music begins at 1:30. This event features attractions on both sides of the airport with shuttle service between.
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.