Flight Operations

December 3
Traditional Christmas Celebration, noon, HFF

Join us at noon for Christmas activities and home-made holiday refreshments. Take a break from holiday stress. Enjoy our special guests, the Dickens Christmas Carolers. Paint a face, make a wreath or string popcorn or cranberries to take home for your tree. Santa will arrive at 1:30, assuming avoidance of drones and local artillery. Get your complimentary picture with the jolly old man. HFF supports Toys for Tots. We appreciate donation of any new, unwrapped toy we may pass along to a deserving child.

December 3, 15 and 23
Parade of Ships, by air, 7 p.m., HFF

Looking for a unique holiday experience? Be one of the lucky few to fly in a restored de Havilland Beaver among the holiday lights of Seattle. Follow the Christmas Parade of Ships. Return to HFF for hot chocolate and cookies. Other dates are available with a reservation of all four seats.

December 25
Closed Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to one and all.

January 17
The 1928 Flight of the Southern Cross, 7 p.m., HFF

Continuing the fall/winter series on trans-continental and trans-oceanic contests and races in the 20s and 30s, Speakers Bureau member Barry Latter considers how two Australian pilots proved people could fly across the Pacific Ocean safely. It took almost a decade for Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm to turn their vision into reality. Learning from their own and others’ experiences, the pair meticulously planned their Fokker Trimotor flight from San Francisco to Brisbane with stops in Hawaii and Fiji. To this day, mere mention of these pilots brings joy to Australians. Themes include use of technology and unique skills of the American crew.

January 20
The 1928 Flight of the Southern Cross, noon, HFF

Come Saturday if you can’t make it on Wednesday, or come again. Introduce a friend to HFF.

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

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)