Flight Operations

April 8, “The Real Story: British Fighters vs. German Fighters” at 7 p.m., HFF

Which side had superior aircraft? In our next segment of “The Battle of Britain, 75 Years On,” David Lednicer will compare the fighters of both sides; their virtues and limitations; and analyze why the Spitfire and Hurricane prevailed in their defensive, interceptor roles.

April 11, “The Real Story: British Fighters vs. German Fighters” at noon, HFF

Visit us on Saturday for David Lednicer’s second performance. Stick around to learn about the Q.E.D. (next listing).

April 11, “The Story of the Jim Moss GeeBee Q.E.D.” at 2 p.m., HFF

Jim Moss had the inspiration and perspicacity to build the grandest of the Granville Brothers’ creations, the Q.E.D. Over eleven years with a faithful team, he accomplished his goal. Jackie Cochran flew the original Q.E.D. in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. Come hear a beautiful story and enjoy a beautiful airplane with Judy Moss and Q.E.D. pilot Rich Alldredge. Special guests include the Greater Seattle Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and the Washington Pilots Association.

May 9, “Leadership, Command and Control; the Dowding Factor” at noon, HFF

Mike Lavelle will present his thesis that one person can affect the outcome of a major battle. In tribute, at 2:30 p.m., HFF will demonstrate its Supermarine Spitfire in formation with the Hawker Hurricane of Flying Heritage Collection. At 4 p.m., guests will toast the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s ascension to become Prime Minister of England.

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.

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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