Flight Operations

December 2, 9 and 16
Holiday Scenic Flights
2 and 3:15 p.m.

Take a serious break from holiday challenges in HFF’s magnificent DC-3. Treat your family to an aerial tour of Puget Sound. Meet our magnificent pilots a half-hour prior to your flight. Stay afterward for holiday treats. In the spirit of the season, flights on these three Sundays will be offered for $250. Reserve now at 425.348.3200.

December 13
Volunteer Holiday Potluck
HFF, 5:30 p.m.

HFF will be decked out for our December volunteer meeting and holiday gathering. RSVP with Visitor Services. Look forward to the fellowship of your colleagues, some excellent recipes, Christmas gifts and a series of special guest appearances.

January 16
“Aircraft Engines: Liquid Cooled to Jet Turbines”
HFF, 7 p.m.

Aircraft engineer and historian Barry Latter will discuss power plant advances made between 1927 and 1957. In the 20s, aircraft designs relied almost exclusively on air cooled radial engines. Water-cooled V-12 technology prior to WWII enabled more streamlined cowls but coincident vulnerability to a leaky coolant tank or line. Conversion to turbines enhanced aerodynamics, reliability and power. Join us to trace the progression in slides and exhibits. Regular admission rates apply to the third presentation in HFF’s winter series on “The Grand Designs of the Golden Age of Aviation.”

January 19
“Aircraft Engines: Liquid Cooled to Jet Turbines”
HFF, noon

Barry Latter will reprise his Wednesday night presentation at noon on Saturday. Introduce a friend to HFF.

January 26
HFF, 8 a.m.
Annual Safety Training

HFF will host a comprehensive safety review for pilots, mechanics, marshals, docents and visitor services representatives. Participation is required for those intending roles in 2019 programs.

To 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)