John’s Next Flight

Oh Ring!

Had a bit of an upset in the Tigercat on the way to Boeing Field the other day. Wings folded ...

Two Strikes

Our lovely Bearcat flew forty-six hours last year on a zero-time (i.e., freshly overhauled) engine. Normally a Pratt & Whitney ...

My Favorite Maneuver

The Mig-29 test flights provided multiple reasons to smile. I’ve been asked to recount memorable moments. For now, let me ...

Mig-29

Yesterday I joined former Air Force test pilot Doug Russell in the cockpit of the Mig-29UB Fulcrum (“UB” is the ...

Cabin Fever

We’re doing what we can to survive January. Last weekend our good friend Lyle Jansma delivered the first of two ...

Another Day at HFF

A significant front with rain will arrive tonight. The daytime forecast portends marginal conditions. Nonetheless, our second-in-command (“SIC”) B-25 pilots ...

Czech Mate

Many of you recently have visited the restoration hangar and enjoyed the company of engineers from Historic Flying Ltd., Duxford. ...

Staggerwing Beech

With any luck (substitute “weather” for “luck” and it makes sense), next week I will fly HFF’s restored Staggerwing from ...

Squirrels and Nuts

The Princeton, B.C. air show featured wonderful hosts, beautiful terrain, a short runway and density altitude. It was hot and ...

Air Show Season

We’ve agreed to fly a rather full schedule of air shows. Our B-25 “Grumpy” performed well on Sunday at the ...