Flight Operations

August 24
HFF, Challenge Air for Kids and Friends

Want to feel fortunate? Want to give something back? On this day we will take approximately 100 children and young adults into to the air for the first time. These are extraordinary passengers. With their families, they face each day, special challenges from illness or injury. But that doesn’t diminish their love of flight. Congratulations to the volunteer pilots and those who create a fun, circus-like environment in the hangar. Care to join us? It will leave an indelible impression. Call Visitor Services to volunteer. 425.348.3200.

Challenge Air Everett/Seattle Fly Day

September 2-5
HFF, The Silver Spitfire, 10-5

This visit was scheduled to begin August 26th. Please track with us, the progress of the Silver Spitfire and any changes to the schedule as they may affect your plans to view it.

On August 5th at Goodwood Aerodrome in England, Spitfire G-IRTY began an around-the-world journey to showcase the heritage of English engineering excellence while visiting many of the countries where the Spitfire played an historic role. HFF will host the IWC “Silver Spitfire” beginning Monday, September 2nd. Mechanics will work into the night performing a 50-hour maintenance inspection before the Silver Spit continues its journey to Williams Lake, Canada. Normally closed on Monday, HFF will be open for this special guest.

Silver Spitfire Live Flight Tracker

September 11-16
National Aviation Heritage Invitational
Reno-Stead Airport

The National Aviation Heritage Invitational returns to the Reno Air Races. Enjoy over twenty competing aircraft, all lovingly restored to a Concours d’Elegance standard. HFF will campaign both its Beechcraft Staggerwing and recently restored Boeing Stearman. Visit us for a special tour between air race heats.

National Aviation Heritage Invitational

September 27-29
Felts Field Autumn Invitational

Arrive Friday to tour our new facility at Felts Field. Saturday flying events include visits to Colfax for a pancake breakfast and Deer Park for flour bombing and spot landing contests. Historian and author Mike Lavelle will present “The Aviation History of D-Day.” A dinner at HFF will feature live music by an ensemble of musicians drawn from Tuxedo Junction. For more details and to register your aircraft, please visit the event web site.

Felts Field Autumn Invitational

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)