Flight Operations

June 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Car Show,” HFF

Each year HFF hosts this signature event of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, and each year it grows. Come see a variety of lovingly restored and maintained automobiles. Partake of live music and local cuisine. Judging and awards highlight the afternoon. HFF aircraft will be available for member flights.

June 27, Missoula, Montana

We are saddened by the news of the passing of David Thatcher, engineer/gunner on Doolittle Raider no. 7. Cpl. Thatcher is credited with saving the lives of all four members of his crew for which he was awarded the Silver Star. His pilot, Ted Dawson, authored Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. The Doolittle Raider Foundation has requested a memorial flyover by B-25 “Grumpy.” The HFF crew will depart Sunday afternoon, the 26th. Only Dick Cole survives from the original eighty Doolittle Raiders.

July 1, 10 a.m., Moses Lake/Grant County Airport 50th Anniversary Open House, Grant County Airport

B-25 “Grumpy” will visit Moses Lake for the 50th Anniversary Open House of Grant County Airport and Larson Air Force Base. Enjoy activities for the entire family.

July 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., “Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels,” Tacoma Narrows Airport

Visit Tacoma Narrows Airport to see beautiful automobiles and aircraft in this prelude to the Freedom Fair on the 4th of July. HFF will present its DC-3 and F8F Bearcat, on the ground and in the air. Scenic flights and static tours will be available in the DC-3 while the Bearcat practices for the Freedom Fair display.

July 4, 1:30 p.m., Tacoma Freedom Fair, Commencement Bay, Tacoma Waterfront

As part of a traditional Fourth of July celebration, the Tacoma Events Commission sponsors an over-the-water air show near Point Ruston Dock. Patrons are encouraged to donate to sustain this tradition. HFF’s DC-3 and Bearcat will participate in the display.

July 8-9, “Arlington Fly-in,” Arlington Airport

HFF’s DC-3 will arrive Friday morning for tours and scenic ride flights. Its L-4 may be viewed in Camp Adams. DC-3 rides may be reserved in advance by calling Visitor Services at 425.348-3200. Ride times are 12:30 and 5:30 on July 8 and 12:30 on July 9. The aircraft will be available for tours between flights.

July 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., “B-25 Ground School,” Galvin Flying, Boeing Field

Our friends at Galvin Flying will host a day-long, hands-on ground school for the B-25 Mitchell. Learn aircraft history, systems, and normal and emergency procedures; all the basic knowledge necessary to begin second-in-command flight training. Ground school is open to anyone interested in the B-25 including non-pilots. The cost of $250 includes an instructional notebook, CD and lunch. Reserve your spot today at 425.348.3200. Space is limited.

July 15-17, “Boeing Centennial Celebration,” Boeing Field

It happens once every century. Don’t miss it. Boeing will mark this occasion with a complete lineup of its 700-series aircraft along side eight heritage aircraft including four from HFF: the DC-3, B-25, P-51 and T-6. An outdoor ampitheatre constructed for this celebration will feature a multi-media history of Boeing. Please consult newspapers and social media for schedules and other details.

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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