Win a chance to fly a DC-3

The Historic Flight Foundation will make 12 people “Pilots for a Day,” giving them a chance to fly a restored 1930s-era DC-3 on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

To get a chance to fly the DC-3 and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Historic Flight Foundation, you have until Friday, Aug. 16, to visit the foundation’s website or Facebook page. There you will get the chance to enter a brief explanation of why you should be selected for this experience. The 12 most creative and compelling entrants will be notified by Monday, Aug. 19, foundation officials said.

John Sessions, founder of the Historic Flight Foundation, is offering the Puget Sound region a rare opportunity to participate in a contest for a chance at becoming a Pilot for a Day.

The selected individuals will take the controls of the Historic Flight Foundation’s DC-3, arguably one of the most revolutionary transport aircrafts ever made. As a Pilot for a Day, participants will also:

  • Explore the behind-the-scenes of the Historic Flight Foundation and all of its airplanes
  • Experience hands-on demonstrations of World War II warbirds and aircraft
  •  Get an under-the-cowl chance to look at some of history’s most magnificent aircraft
  •  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 collection of vintage aircraft, and an exclusive tour of the Paine Field airport and air traffic control tower

The general public and those who were not selected to participate in person can follow the event live online via @HistoricFlight and #Pilot4Day.


  1. says

    Amazing organization and a wonderful founder. My Dad and I got to ride in the DC-3 recently and it was exciting, nostalgic, inspiring and fun! make time to visit HFF even if you don’t get to be Pilot for the Day.

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