Historic Flight Foundation
April 19, 2014
Saturday morning started off promising with a few sunbreaks around Snohomish County. But by 11am overcast clouds started rolling in from the south east and a light drizzle soon followed. Owner and pilot John Sessions begun his B-25D Mitchell pre-flight just after 11am but moved the pre-flight discussion out of the rain and inside the hangar.
A few of the volunteers and myself took shelter from the rain under the wings of the B-25 and waited for the V-22s and Vh-3s to startup and take off on their Presidential Transportation exercise over Snohomish County and Arlington Airport.
Although the rain made the afternoon a little uncomfortable there was still plenty of activity on the airport including an American Bald Eagle soaring overhead, take off of V22s, VH-3s, a Dreamifter, Boeing 737s and 777s.
Here is a recap in video and images.
|HMX-1 MV-22B takeoff configuration|
|HMX-1 MV-22B forward flight transition|
|HMX-1 MV-22B Take Off|
|HMX-1 MV-22B landing configuration|
|HMX-1 VH-3D Marine Corps Marine 1|
|Air China B-2047 Boeing 777-300ER|
|Historic Flight Foundation N88972 B-25D|