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 firstname.lastname@example.org.