Flight Operations

May 9, “The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain” at HFF

Visit Historic Flight for authentic British fish ‘n chips, period music and RAF displays. Mike Lavelle will present his thesis that one person can affect the outcome of an historic battle in “Leadership, Command and Control; the Dowding Factor.” HFF will then demonstrate its Supermarine Spitfire in formation with the Hawker Hurricane of Flying Heritage Collection, accompanied by bagpipes. To end the day, we will toast the new Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who assumed that post on May 10 (May 9th in Seattle), 1940, 75 years to the day.

1000 Doors open
1200 Lunch: Seattle’s best fish ‘n chips by Nosh the Truck
1300 Mike Lavelle: “Leadership, Command and Control; the Dowding Factor”
1430 Spitfire and Hurricane formation sortie with bagpipe serenade
1600 Toast to Prime Minister Winston Churchill

Advanced purchase tickets are recommended. Visit http://bob75th.bpt.me to register.

The public is asked to advise HFF of WWII veterans residing in our community. We will send each a personal invitation to attend.

May 16, “Paine Field Aviation Day” from 10-5, HFF and Paine Field

Come join us for the traditional opening day of the Paine Field flying season. HFF will feature historic and educational displays, fine food, live music, and of course, flying. Rides will be available throughout the day. Our Speakers Bureau begins at 10 with the three-part history of Pan Am. Demonstration flying commences at noon. Live music begins at 1:30. This event features attractions on both sides of the airport with shuttle service between. Parking will be available at HFF.

May 25, “Memorial Day Tribute Flights,” 11-2, HFF

Continuing a tradition, HFF will honor families of veterans by visiting memorial services at local cemeteries in its B-25D, “Grumpy.” Typically we visit five services. Please contact Visitor Services to request a flyover of the service you will attend.

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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