Deadline to enter flight contest extended

MUKILTEO — The deadline for a contest to get a chance to fly a DC-3 has been extended to Tuesday.

The Historic Flight Foundation is allowing a dozen people the opportunity to fly the commercial airliner of the 1930s and ’40s — under the supervision of a trained pilot.

And they’ll also get a behind-the-scenes tour of Paine Field.

People just need to win the “Pilot for a Day” essay contest on why they should be selected. So far, more than 250 people have entered essays. The people who have submitted entries range in age from teenagers to people in their 80s.

The Historic Flight Foundation had a previous deadline of Friday to submit the essay. People can enter their essays at: or

The Historic Flight Foundation was established in 2003 to collect, restore and share significant aircraft from the period between the solo Atlantic crossing of Charles Lindbergh and the first test flight of the Boeing 707.

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