Fall/Winter Seminar Series (Paine Field)
Korean Air War

HFF takes pleasure in announcing its Fall/Winter hangar briefing series at Paine Field. Thanks to Mike Lavelle and members of the Speakers Bureau for again preparing first-class aviation histories.

The Korean Air War will be the focus of the 2019/2020 series. Each presentation will be offered at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night and again on the following Saturday at noon. Here’s the lineup.

November 13 & 16, “Close Air Support,” John Fredrickson

January 8 & 11, “Naval Air Operations,” Barry Latter

January 29 & February 1, “Electronic Warfare,” John Somerville

February 26 & 29, “Strategic Bomber Operations,” Mike Lombardi

March 11 & 14, “Jet Fighter Tactics,” David Lednicer

Join us for as many as you can.

Winter Seminar Series (Felts Field)
Pan Am

HFF takes pleasure in announcing its first series of hangar briefings at Felts Field. These first-class aviation histories will be presented on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and the following day, Saturday, at noon. Here’s the lineup.

January 17 & 18, “Pan Am Flying Boats,” Mike Lavelle

February 7 & 8, “Pan Am Transition to Jets,” John Somerville

March 6 & 7, “Pan Am Land-based Aircraft,” David Lednicer

Each presentation lasts about an hour. Regular admission rates apply. Members attend free of charge. Introduce a friend to HFF. The coffee’s worth what you will be asked to pay for it.

Ground Schools (Felts Field)
DC-3 and B-25

HFF will offer ground schools for its DC-3 (February 8) and B-25 (March 7) at its new Felts Field facility. These all-day courses begin at 8 a.m. and cover systems, performance, emergency procedures, and of course, the history of the aircraft type. Comprehensive materials are distributed in advance of each ground school. 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 Visitor Services at 425.348.3200. Should you wish to give this experience as a holiday gift, HFF will send you a suitable certificate for presentation to the lucky recipient.

To participate in any or all of these activities, please call Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 or email visitorservices@historicflight.org.










Mustang in the Air

Mustang in the Air










Bad Kitty (Grumman Tigercat)

Bad Kitty (Grumman Tigercat)










Four Ship Formation

Four Ship Formation

6 Responses to “News-Events”

  1. Betty and David Ruckhaber says:

    We have now attended both of the Pan Am presentations in this 3-part series about Pan American Airways. David Lednicer and Barry Latter have done a fantastic job of presenting their extensive research, photos, and stories about Pan American Airways, and the story of Historic Flight’s DC-3 as a Pan American Airliner. We look forward to the third in the series about Pan Am during the jet age in January.

    We commend Historic Flight Foundation for offering such interesting and educational presentations. Thank you!

  2. Spent a lovely afternoon today with my WWII peeps at the Historic Flight Foundation for their event, “The Art of the Flight Jacket.” I have to say that I am really loving this era.

  3. Betty and Dave Ruckhaber says:

    Today’s presentation by Lou Sapienza, “Duck Hunting in Greenland,” was fabulous! It was so interesting to hear the story of how the team discovered the crash site of the WWII Coast Guard Grumman Duck rescue aircraft beneath the ice in Greenland. It was so amazing to see and hear, firsthand from Mr. Sapienza, what it took for the expedition to locate this wreck after 70 years, and to see his beautiful photographic images of the area and event.

    We appreciate all of the very interesting live presentations by individuals and panels, and all of the events at Historic Flight–and, of course, the beautiful display of live, vintage aircraft.

  4. Bill Gildea says:

    I’m interested in the P-40 recovery project. My mother was stationed in North Africa during WW II as a captain in the army nursing corps. She used to love to tell stories about hitching rides with the P-40 pilots to Cairo. They would ride on the pilots laps which happened to be the only available place to sit. I can’t help but wonder if mom rode in this plane. Her unit was eventually overrun by Rommel and she got to meet the “desert fox” who, incidentally, had no interest in capturing any of the hospital personnel.

    Another interesting bit of trivia about our armed forces was when the unit put on a party, they would load the beer into the bomb bay of a B-24 and fly around for several hours at high altitude to chill the cargo!

  5. Paul Sorensen says:

    Thank you John for participating in our Props & Ponies show here in Bellingham! The 3 Mustangs fly-by was a rare event and appreciated by all who were here ( and wowed – I’m sure everyone around Bellingham
    who saw it! )
    Also want to mention the Spitfire burning up the grass along the runway, as you made your final pass before leaving for home.
    The sound of that particular Rolls in the Spitfire is just awesome!!

    Thanks again.

  6. Betty and Dave Ruckhaber says:

    We were present at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, WA, at their Memorial Day Ceremony. Capt. Frank Selden was just finishing his presentation when the audience and participants began hearing the distant sounds of a B-25’s engines. It came closer and closer, and almost as an exclamation point on Capt. Selden’s presentation, Grumpy came into view with the rumble of his powerful engines. The audience cheered and applauded as Grumpy circled the cemetery in honor of those who have given their lives for our country, and who have served or are serving our country. We were so proud to be there to witness this incredible and meaningful tribute! Thank you, Historic Flight Foundation!