Flight Operations

January 18, 7 p.m. and January 21 at noon, HFF
“Air Race Engines”

The heart of every aircraft is its engine. Barry Latter explores technical variables affecting engine output and the risks taken by extraordinary people to provide excitement for Depression-era crowds. While the United States remained politically neutral until Pearl Harbor, race engine development became a legal, parallel channel for advancing military powerplants.

February 15, 7 p.m. and February 18 at noon, HFF
“Air Racers”

What inspired men and woman to fly in these air races – piloting fast and sometimes unproven aircraft – pushing themselves and their planes to the limit? Bill McCutcheon addresses their backgrounds, personalities and idiosyncrasies. Successful air race pilots enjoyed celebrity status and often prospered financially. Others paid the cost of aviation progress with their lives.

February 18, 8:30 a.m. to late afternoon, HFF
TBM-Avenger Ground School

HFF is pleased to offer the first TBM-Avenger ground school in the Pacific Northwest in many years. Featuring TBM-Avenger “Ida Red,” the course will cover aircraft systems, normal and emergency procedures, aircraft history, and a thorough pre-flight inspection. Pilots and non-pilots with an interest in the type are encouraged to enroll through Visitor Services. The $250 tuition includes course materials and lunch. The class will adjourn briefly for the HFF presentation on “Air Racers.”

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)

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