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Um. Yes Please...

Um. Yes Please…

Are you going to be in the Seattle area over the weekend? Then make sure you head to Paine Field to check out the Vintage Aircraft Weekend!

Historic Flight Foundation is hosting the Fifth Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend going on August 31 ’“ September 1st, 2012. Together with other Paine Field Partners and the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area, ’œVAW’ is a great event for the aviation enthusiasts and families.

The festival begins on Friday with the arrival of aircraft throughout the day. At 6 pm, 250 lucky patrons will attend a “Big Band Dinner Dance” featuring the fifteen-piece, tuxedo-clad “Kings of Swing”.

The main event begins Saturday morning, at 9 am. VAW features 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 pm.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids (up to a maximum of $25 for a family). Head on over to the Historic Flight Foundation and have some fun this weekend.

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Who wouldn’t want to spend a beautiful and sunny Saturday at Paine Field with a bunch of historic aircraft and other aviation enthusiasts? Well, I am hoping for the sun, but I am pretty sure of the good times. This Saturday, the Vintage Aircraft Weekend will be going down at Paine Field and if you are in the greater Seattle are, you should surely come check it out. From vintage aircraft (that fly) to vehicles to historians, this is going to be one awesome shin-dig. Here are the details:

Just some of the things spotted during Vintage Aircraft Weekend 2010.

Just some of the things spotted during Vintage Aircraft Weekend 2010.

What: An opportunity to experience history in action at a family event. Enjoy vintage aircraft flybys, military and antique vehicles, hands-on demonstrations, WW II re-enactors, interactive presentations, great food, live swing/jazz music, dancing, and special activities to commemorate the Centennial of Naval Aviation. As many as 50 aircraft will be on display and most will fly on the afternoon of the 3rd.

When: Friday, September 2, 2011, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Big Band Dinner Dance) and Saturday, September 3, 2011, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Festival)

Where: Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center
Located on the southwest corner of Paine Field
10719 Bernie Webber Drive
Mukilteo, Washington 98275

Speakers: Addison Pemberton and William E. Boeing, Jr. will address the importance of the Model 40B to the survival of the Boeing Company during the Great Depression. Dan Hagedorn will present “Hiding in Plane Site,” the story of operating Boeing Plant 2 in wartime camouflage. Mike Lavelle will share “Lessons Learned 100 Years Ago in the 1911 Transcontinental Flight of the Vin Fiz.” John Sessions will present two hundred shots taken in 2009 during the North Atlantic crossing of B-25D “Grumpy.”

Why: Educate and inspire visitors of all ages through an opportunity to experience history in action!

Tickets: Tickets for the Big Band Dinner Dance on the 2nd are $50 per person and include admission to the festival on the 3rd.

Discounted tickets for the festival on the 3rd may be purchased in advance for $10 at Historic Flight Foundation or online. Tickets for the festival on the 3rd may also be purchased at the door on the day of the event: Adults – $12 | Senior/Military – $10 (65+) | Youth – $8 (6-15) | Child – Free (< 6) | Family – $25

Who: Hosted by Historic Flight Foundation along with many supporters including Cascade Warbirds, Castle & Cooke Aviation, Flying Heritage Collection, Future of Flight, Heritage Flight Museum, Museum of Flight, Paine Field, Port Townsend Aero Museum, and media sponsor – KUOW.

All photos from Air Vintage Weekend website for 2010

Lots of great stuff to check out at Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field this weekend.

Lots of great stuff to check out at Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field this weekend.

If you are in the Seattle area this weekend and you like aviation, you probably want to stop by Paine Field (KPAE) to check out the Vintage Aircraft Weekend.

It is more than just looking at vintage airplanes on the ground. These babies can still fly and will show off their stuff. There will also be people who fly and work on the planes to be around to answer your questions and tell you stories.

Oh and there will be some pretty good food vendors there too.

If you are interested in checking it out, today they are open from 9:30am to 5:30pm and then open from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday. To learn more, be sure to check out their website.

Image: John H Clark