Flight Operations

May 25, “Memorial Day Tribute Flights,” 10-2, HFF

Continuing a tradition, HFF will honor veterans and their families by visiting memorial services at local cemeteries, this year featuring a formation flight of the North American T-6 and P-51 Mustang. Pre-flight briefing will commence at 10:00. We will pay our respects at memorial services in the North Sound between 11 and 12, beginning with Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, then continuing to Floral Hills and Acacia Memorial Park on Bothell Way. Next look for us over Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton and at noon, over Sunset Hills in Bellevue. Finally, the HFF formation will open a large ceremony at Tahoma National Cemetery at 1 pm.

June 6, “Flying Companion Seminar,” 9-4, HFF

HFF is pleased to host the Seattle Chapter of the 99s for this seminar designed to enrich the aviation experiences of flying companions. The syllabus addresses aerodynamics, navigation, basic radio communications, chart-reading, safety and emergency procedures. A tax-deductible fee of $49.50 covers the cost of seminar materials. Lunch will be available. Space is limited. To register, please contact Visitor Services at 425.348.3200.

June 13, “Warbirds Over the West, Salem,” 9-7, McNary Airfield, Salem, Oregon

HFF will dispatch B-25D “Grumpy” to support the grand opening of the B-17 Alliance Group’s restoration facility and museum. The event will feature a variety of classic aircraft and automobiles. Visitors may become B-25 members and fly in Grumpy.

June 13, “Warbirds Over Washington, Pasco,” 9-5, Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, Washington

HFF will display its DC-3 to support efforts by Bergstrom Aircraft to convert the old control tower into an aviation museum. HFF patrons who become DC-3 members may enlist in the ground crew for this event. Static displays and rides during the day will give way to a “Warbird Evening & Bomber Boogie” fundraiser in the evening.

June 19-21, “Third Annual Biplane Weekend,” HFF

We are pleased to again host a significant regional celebration of the Golden Age of Aviation. Many pilots will arrive on Friday to attend a unique formation clinic for biplanes. Saturday will feature speakers, live music, demonstration flying and period displays. Throughout the weekend HFF will host the Commemorative Air Force historical presentation “Rise Above,” an inspiring tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen offered in a transportable theater. For event details and to enroll your biplane, please click the link on the right side of HFF’s home page.

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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