Flight Operations

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.

August 29-31, Vintage Aircraft Weekend, at HFF

Join us for the seventh annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend. Festivities begin on Friday, the 29th, with the arrival of up to sixty examples of vintage aircraft. The fun continues with a “Big Band Dinner Dance” at 6 p.m. featuring the “Kings of Swing” and professional swing dancers. On Saturday, doors open at 9 for a variety of displays, family-friendly activities, live music, and collections of civilian and military vehicles. Robotics teams and bagpipers will compete for your attention. Vintage aircraft flying demonstrations begin at 2:30 though biplane rides will be available throughout the day. And to cap it off, there will be a flying tribute to Mira Slovak. On Sunday, doors again open at 9 for a more casual day of strolling among the aircraft and engaging with the pilots. Flying demonstrations will begin at 1. For more information, visit vintageaircraftweekend.com. Purchase advance tickets here.

September 5-7, China National Aviation Corporation (“CNAC”) Reunion, at San Francisco International Airport

HFF’s DC-3 is the only remaining aircraft of a once-great airline, CNAC. By special arrangement, our DC-3 will be displayed and open to the public for the CNAC Reunion. HFF patrons who wish to join us for the weekend should contact Visitor Services. We plan to leave the afternoon of September 5th and return mid-day on Sunday, the 7th. Weather permitting, we will fly the Oregon coast at low altitude. Too good to be true? Not really. Join us for the CNAC events or simply enjoy a weekend in San Francisco.

September 19-20, Lewiston Airport Open House, DC-3 and P-51, Lewiston, Idaho

HFF’s aircraft will fly to and demonstrate at an open house sponsored by the Lewiston, Idaho Airport. Patrons and volunteers may join us for ground support tasks and to enjoy early autumn in a beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest.

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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