Flight Operations

October 3, 17, 24 and November 7 and 14
Understanding Airplanes, 5 – 7 p.m., HFF

We are pleased to host Bernardo Malfitano and his excellent series entitled “Understanding Airplanes.” For a preview, visit UnderstandingAirplanes.com. Join engineers, pilots, historians and intellectually curious HFF members for this thoughtful, well-delivered survey course. The timing allows those in the Paine Field area to participate on the way home from work. Enroll on line to reserve your spot.

October 18
The 1927 Dole – Oakland to Hawaii Race, 7 p.m., HFF

HFF’s fall/winter lecture series features the transcontinental and transoceanic races of the 20s and 30s. Speakers Bureau Chair Mike Lavelle begins the series with this tale of courage, resourcefulness and luck (both kinds). Of eighteen entrants, two landed in Hawaii. Later presentations in the series include the 1927 Spirit of St. Louis Flight, the 1928 Flight of the Southern Cross, the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race and the 1937 Soviet Transpolar Flight to the United States. Please consider introducing friends and family to HFF through these one-hour presentations.

October 21
The 1927 Dole – Oakland to Hawaii Race, noon, HFF

This Saturday reprise of the Wednesday presentation allows participation by those who cannot make it to HFF on Wednesday night, and those who wish to hear the presentation a second time.

October 28
DC-3 Ground School, 8 a.m., HFF
October 29 onward, DC-3 Flight Training

We are pleased to again offer pilots, historians, enthusiasts and friends an opportunity to consider the systems, flying characteristics, normal and emergency procedures, and the remarkable history of one of the worlds greatest airplanes. This ground school is required for the second-in-command (SIC or co-pilot) rating. SIC flight training begins on October 29th. Ground school tuition is $250 with SIC training, $5,950. Upon registration you will receive electronically, ground school study materials. Lunch will be provided by HFF. We encourage early registration due to the popularity of this course. Let us know if we can assist with local hotel arrangements at HFF’s discounted rates.

November 15
The 1927 Spirit of St. Louis Flight, 7 p.m., HFF

Join Speakers Bureau member Bill McCutcheon for an in-depth examination of Charles Lindbergh’s epic flight from New York to Paris in the Ryan NYP to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize.

November 18
The 1927 Spirit of St. Louis Flight, noon, HFF

Come Saturday if you can’t make it on Wednesday, or come again.

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)