Flight Operations

Fall/Winter Seminar Series (Paine Field)
Korean Air War

HFF takes pleasure in announcing its Fall/Winter hangar briefing series at Paine Field. Thanks to Mike Lavelle and members of the Speakers Bureau for again preparing first-class aviation histories.

The Korean Air War will be the focus of the 2019/2020 series. Each presentation will be offered at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night and again on the following Saturday at noon. Here’s the lineup.

November 13 & 16, “Close Air Support,” John Fredrickson

January 8 & 11, “Naval Air Operations,” Barry Latter

January 29 & February 1, “Electronic Warfare,” John Somerville

February 26 & 29, “Strategic Bomber Operations,” Mike Lombardi

March 11 & 14, “Jet Fighter Tactics,” David Lednicer

Join us for as many as you can.

Winter Seminar Series (Felts Field)
Pan Am

HFF takes pleasure in announcing its first series of hangar briefings at Felts Field. These first-class aviation histories will be presented on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and the following day, Saturday, at noon. Here’s the lineup.

January 17 & 18, “Pan Am Flying Boats,” Mike Lavelle

February 7 & 8, “Pan Am Transition to Jets,” John Somerville

March 6 & 7, “Pan Am Land-based Aircraft,” David Lednicer

Each presentation lasts about an hour. Regular admission rates apply. Members attend free of charge. Introduce a friend to HFF. The coffee’s worth what you will be asked to pay for it.

Ground Schools (Felts Field)
DC-3 and B-25

HFF will offer ground schools for its DC-3 (February 8) and B-25 (March 7) at its new Felts Field facility. These all-day courses begin at 8 a.m. and cover systems, performance, emergency procedures, and of course, the history of the aircraft type. Comprehensive materials are distributed in advance of each ground school. Pilots and enthusiasts are welcome. The cost is $250 per person. For qualified pilots, the ground school represents the first step toward the second-in-command, co-pilot course of flight training which can be scheduled upon completion of the ground school. For more information or to enroll, contact Visitor Services at 425.348.3200. Should you wish to give this experience as a holiday gift, HFF will send you a suitable certificate for presentation to the lucky recipient.

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)