Supermarine Spitfire Ground School (March 25, 8:30 a.m. to late afternoon, HFF)
We are pleased to once again welcome our friends from Aircraft Restoration Company, Duxford, for the annual inspection of our Mk. IXe Spitfire. The inspection will commence on the 20th. On Saturday, March 25, our visitors will join Barry Latter and John Sessions to present a full-day Spitfire ground school. While the focus will be systems and procedures, we also plan a full dose of history making this course attractive to both pilots and enthusiasts. The cost of $250 includes course materials, lunch and a “proper pint” at the conclusion of proceedings. Kindly enroll through Visitor Services at 425.348.3200. You will receive a PowerPoint presentation and Pilot’s Handbook in advance of the course.
75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid (April 16-20, Wright Field, Ohio)
HFF B-25D “Grumpy” will honor surviving Raider Dick Cole (Jimmy Doolittle’s Co-pilot) and the memory of the other seventy-nine Raiders at the Museum of the U.S. Air Force on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. Join us for what promises to be a defining aviation event of 2017. A mass B-25 formation and maneuvers by visiting B-1 bombers will highlight the program. The fortunate few may expect a cross-country flight in our B-25, hotel accommodations, admission to all anniversary events, tickets to the anniversary banquet at the Air Force Museum and special HFF/Doolittle crew apparel. A B-25 ground school on April 8th will help prepare the “HFF Doolittle Crew.” Space is limited. Expenses will be shared. For more details or to enlist, please call 425.348.3200. NOTICE: Only volunteers for this mission.