Flight Operations

June 17-18, 19th Annual Olympic Air Show
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Olympia Airport

HFF will support the Olympic Air Museum with static display of its P-51B Mustang, T-6A and de Havilland Beaver. In addition, we will demonstrate our B-25D in the air show. The T-6A, de Havilland Beaver and B-25D will be available for ride flights at discounted rates in honor of Father’s Day. For reservations, contact Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.

June 24th, Whidbey Naval Air Station Open House
Oak Harbor, Washington

Whidbey Naval Air Station will mark its 75th anniversary with an open house. HFF will display its TBM-Avenger and SNJ.

July 2-4, Tacoma Freedom Fair and Car Show
Tacoma Narrows Airport and Tacoma Waterfront

We are pleased to return to the Tacoma Freedom Fair and Car Show. “Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels” begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 2nd, at Tacoma Narrows Airport. Collectors will present pristine automobiles while pilots demonstrate aerobatics. This family-friendly festival continues until 4 p.m. On Tuesday, July 4th, Tacoma will host an over-the-water air show to celebrate our nation’s independence. HFF will display its P-51 Mustang and TBM Avenger during what is recognized as one of the finest Independence Day celebrations in the country. Throughout the weekend, member rides in HFF’s two-place advanced trainer, the North American T-6, will be available from Tacoma Narrows Airport. To arrange a heritage flight experience, contact Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.

July 15, July Member Fly Day
10 a.m. onward, HFF

This is the third of our monthly summertime member fly days. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the flying fleet as member flight experiences launch throughout the day. Call in advance to reserve your ride in the T-6A, de Havilland Beaver, B-25D, DC-3 or one of the vintage biplanes. BBQ will be served.

The featured plane this month is the North American P-51 Mustang. At noon, Boeing Corporate Historian and HFF contributor Mike Lombardi will offer a hangar briefing on this type. Mustang pilots will discuss flying characteristics prior to a flight demonstration. Standard admission rates apply.

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)