Flight Operations

July 25-27, “Arctic Thunder,” Elmendorf Air Base, Anchorage

B-25 “Grumpy” will perform at “Arctic Thunder,” presented by Elmendorf Air Force Base and the Alaska Air Show Association. To get there, Grumpy will follow the Canadian coastline or fly inland via “The Trench,” weather being the deciding factor. This is a wonderful opportunity for patrons to join an air show ground crew and experience a “once in a lifetime” journey aboard a B-25 Mitchell. Other performers this year include the US Air Force Thunderbirds and the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.

July 25-27, Tri-City Water Follies, Pasco

Look for HFF’s DC-3 as part of this wonderful “over the water” air show during the Columbia Cup hydroplane race.

July 26, Sky Fair at Flying Heritage Collection

HFF will fly its Bearcat, Tigercat and L-4 as part of this event.

August 8-10, Abbotsford International Air Show, Abbotsford, B.C.

For the seventh consecutive year, pilots and planes of HFF will participate in Canada’s largest air show and one of the “top ten” in the world. This year the participants will be the Grumman Cats (Tigercat and Bearcat) and the DC-3. The 2014 edition of the Abbotsford show will feature a Friday night display. DC-3 rides will be available each day.

August 9, Vanderhoof International Air Show, Vanderhoof, B.C.

The Vanderhoof International Air Show Society has made great strides in returning to prominence this wonderful event. Look for HFF’s P-51B, “Impatient Virgin,” a veteran of 700 hours of WWII combat including four sorties on D-Day.

August 23, Challenge Air, at HFF

This “first flight” experience for kids who face extraordinary health challenges is one of the highlights of the summer flying season. Volunteer pilots share their passion with “new pilots” and their families. This is a great opportunity to volunteer your time and feel great about how you spent your day.

August 27-28, DC-3 Ground School and SIC Training, at HFF

You’ve asked for it. Now enroll. Come learn what it’s like to fly one of the greatest aircraft ever built, the DC-3. Enrollment will be limited to fifteen.

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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