To Boston in a Biplane (April 28, 6 p.m.)
Tracey Curtis-Taylor commemorates the accomplishments of aviation pioneers by retracing their breakthrough flights of the 1920s and 1930s. In 2013, Tracey flew her restored 1942 Boeing Stearman, “The Spirit of Artemis,” from Cape Town to Goodwood, England. Last year, following the same route as aviator Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930, Tracey flew her open-cockpit biplane over 13,000 miles, arriving in Sydney in December. This May, Tracey will continue her flight around the world following an historic Air Mail route across the U.S. to Boston. She will also visit a number of Boeing facilities to mark the centenary of the company.
We invite you to join us to say “Bon Voyage” on the eve of her departure. Hear Tracey describe her adventures and pay tribute to the aviators who inspire her. See a well-traveled Boeing Stearman, out of its box and ready to fly. Enjoy the hospitality of Historic Flight Foundation. For tickets, visit http://bostoninabiplane.bpt.me.
Paine Field Aviation Day and Member Fly Day (May 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Join us for the opening day of flying season. Begin at 8 a.m. with a unique 5K run on the “air side” in view of the runway. Follow with a pancake breakfast at the firehouse. Take a shuttle bus to enjoy exhibits and music on either side of the airport prior to vintage aircraft flying demonstrations at noon. Stay the afternoon for a scenic flight in our DC-3 (3 p.m.), B-25 (2 and 4 p.m.) or other planes from the collection. Bring your neighbors to this family-friendly event. It’s a celebration of historic flight.
Memorial Day Flights (May 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
To honor our deceased veterans, HFF’s B-25 Mitchell, “Grumpy,” will make several memorial passes at graveside services throughout Puget Sound. Should you be affiliated with such a service and desire an appearance, kindly contact HFF at 425.348.3200.