If you’re a classic airplane buff or know someone who is, time is running out to be a pilot for a day in a DC-3 owned by the Historic Flight Foundation at Everett’s Paine Field. Here’s the scoop…Do you have an appetite for aviation? How about a taste for turbulence? If you have always had a fondness for fuselages and weakness for wings, then “Pilot-for-a-day” is probably for you! This August, John Sessions and the Historic Flight Foundation will give 12 people a free chance to become pilots for a day.
What is a Pilot for a Day?
The Historic Flight Foundation is home to a variety of impeccably restored vintage aircraft dating back the World War II era. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for 12 people (young or old!) to get behind the controls of an aircraft and actually fly it over Snohomish County (under supervision of a trained pilot, of course). It is also an opportunity to see the Historic Flight Foundation from behind-the-scenes.
As a Pilot for a Day you will:
· Arrive and explore the behind-the-scenes of the Historic Flight Foundation and all of its airplanes
· Learn about the art of aviation from one of the region’s most experienced warbird pilots, John Sessions
· Experience the skills of an aviation mechanic while taking a look at radial engines and more
· Receive a special, behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Historic Flight Foundation’s extensive collection of vintage aircraft, and an exclusive tour of the Paine Field airport and air traffic control tower
· And most importantly? Get behind the controls of the Historic Flight Foundation’s DC-3
The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner. Its speed and range are said to have revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II makes it arguably one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.
How do I become a Pilot for a Day?
If you are interested in becoming a Pilot for a Day, enter a brief explanation telling us why you should be selected. Be sure to be creative! It’s that easy. Deadline for entry is Friday, August 16 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be selected on Monday, August 19.