Flight Operations

May 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Paine Field Aviation Day and Member Fly Day,” HFF

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 4:30 p.m.) or other planes from the collection. Bring your neighbors to this family-friendly event. It’s a celebration of historic flight.

May 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Memorial Day Flights,” HFF

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.

June 3-5, “Formation Clinic,” HFF

In partnership with Cascade Warbirds, HFF will host a three-day course for aspiring formation pilots. You need not be an aircraft owner to participate. You will need a private pilot’s license, a current medical and access to a suitable aircraft. To enroll, visit http://www.cascadewarbirds.org/formation.htm or contact Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.

June 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Felts Field Neighbor Day,” Spokane

This open house features music, food, biplanes and flying demonstrations. HFF will present its B-25 bomber, “Grumpy,” and P-51B Mustang, “Impatient Virgin.” Visit us at Felts Field.

June 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., “HFF Biplane Fly-in and Member Fly Day,” HFF

For the third consecutive year, HFF will celebrate aircraft made of wood and fabric, with two wings. Expect to see a variety of stellar examples including Wacos, Stearmans, Travel Airs, and the famous Staggerwing Beechcraft. Join pilots on the flight line to consider the history of each aircraft and its flying characteristics. Then take a ride! HFF’s other “member ride” aircraft also will be available including the DC-3, B-25 and T-6. Reserve your place by calling Visitor Services at 425.348.3200 or sending an email to visitorservices@historicflight.org.

June 18-19, “Olympic Air Show,” Olympia Airport

HFF will join its friends at the Olympic Flight Museum for the nineteenth annual Olympic Air Show. HFF will display its Spitfire, T-6 and de Havilland Beaver aircraft. The T-6 and Beaver will be available for member flight experiences.

June 19, “Father’s Day Rides,” HFF

Make it a day dad (or granddad, or great-granddad) will never forget with a flight experience in one of HFF’s vintage aircraft. To reserve your time, please contact Visitor Services.

July 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., “Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels,” Tacoma Narrows Airport

Visit Tacoma Narrows Airport to see beautiful automobiles and aircraft in this prelude to the Freedom Fair on the 4th of July. HFF will present its DC-3 and F8F Bearcat, on the ground and in the air. Scenic flights and static tours will be available in the DC-3 while the Bearcat practices for the Freedom Fair display.

To become a member and 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

One Response to “Flight Operations”

  1. Pixie says:

    01/29/2011: I discovered your collection today after a visit to Flight Heritage, and they told me to go check out Historic Flight. I had a wonderful time and was very impressed with your aircraft! I am truly encouraged to know that everything is in flying condition. I can’t wait to go back. I was really happy to see the Tiger Cat and also the P-51B Mustang. I see the P-51D regularly but not the B-model. I have never seen the Tiger Cat up close, and I would LOVE to see that one fly.
    By the way, I recognize one of the pictures on your site called “Four Ship Formation.” That is three P-51 Mustangs flying formation with the F-22, and that had to be taken at the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends 2007 in Ohio, which I attended and took several photos like that one. That sure was a great event, and I am forever thankful to everyone who put that together.

    Crystal (a.k.a. Pixie)

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