Flight Operations

November 5, “Pan Am and the Flying Boat Era (1926-46)” at 7 p.m., HFF

Mike Lavelle will launch HFF’s Fall/Winter seminar series on the people, history and aircraft of Pan American World Airways with a presentation on one of the most compelling aviation passenger experiences ever, the flying boats. Pan Am alumnae will be special guests for this kick-off event. A champagne reception among the planes will follow.

November 8, “Pan Am and the Flying Boat Era (1926-46)” at noon, HFF

For those who cannot attend the series kick-off on the evening of the 5th, HFF will again offer the program on Saturday, the 8th, at noon.

December 3, “Pan Am and the First Land-Based Transportation Routes” at 7 p.m., HFF

David Lednicer will consider Pan Am’s transition from flying boats to land routes, often through partnerships or subsidiaries such as Panagra, Avianca and China National Aviation Corporation. A special segment will address the history of HFF’s DC-3.

December 6, “Pan Am and the First Land-Based Transportation Routes” at noon, HFF

For those who cannot attend the Wednesday night presentation, David Lednicer will reprise the entire program on Saturday, the 6th, at noon.

January 7, “Introducing the Jet Age, The Boeing 707″ at 7 p.m., HFF

Barry Latter will extend the timeline to the Boeing 707 paying particular attention to the role played by Pan Am and its people in the long and successful operating history of the type. Members of Pan Am flight crews will tell tales of the early days of the jet age.

January 10, “Introducing the Jet Age, The Boeing 707″ at noon, HFF

For those who cannot attend the Wednesday night presentation, Barry Latter will again offer the entire program on Saturday, the 10th, at noon.

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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