Photo of Boeing Model 40 and DC-2 courtesy Vintage Aircraft Weekend. Click for more information
The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting its 5th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend Friday and Saturday. The fun starts Friday as throughout the day, historic aircraft from around the country will arrive at Paine Field. Friday night there is a special event at 6 p.m. 250 lucky patrons will attend a “Big Band Dinner Dance” featuring the fifteen-piece, tuxedo-clad “Kings of Swing.” Group swing-dance lessons by guest professionals will also be offered. Period attire is encouraged.
The main event begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Vintage Aircraft Weekend features what is billed as a first-class Speakers Bureau, live music, two flying sessions of vintage aircraft, vintage automobiles and military vehicles, fine food, vintage bicycles, vintage clothing and uniforms, and a host of opportunities for kids and parents to interact with displays and vendors. The final flight will conclude at 5 p.m.
For tickets to the Big Band Dinner Dance or VAW, contact Historic FlightFoundation Visitor Services at email@example.com / (425) 348-3200 or Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261309.
Lots of flying history for dad this weekend on the west side of Paine Field
Take your father for a ride on “Grumpy” this weekend
The Historic Flight at Kilo-7 on the Mukilteo Speedway side of Everett’s Paine Field is offering several opportunities for Dad’s to go up in historic aircraft this weekend. The Collings Foundation is visiting Historic Flight Foundation with its B-24, B-17 and P-51C. In a coordinated flying program, HFF also will offer rides in its B-25, F7F and T-6 such that six aircraft will be active during this weekend. Between sorties, all of the aircraft will be open for inspection. Bring your camera. To reserve a flight, contact Visitor Services. The Collings aircraft plan to fly between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Historic Flight Foundation will demonstrate the flight capabilities of its B-25, “Grumpy,” on Fathers’ Day, June 17th, at 1 p.m. This will be the lead-off flight of the afternoon show. Following the demonstration, “Grumpy” will return to Paine Field to offer flight experiences with the visiting aircraft from the Collings Foundation.