“The Real Story: British Fighters vs. German Fighters” (April 8 at 7 p.m. and April 11 at noon)
Which side had superior aircraft? David Lednicer will compare the fighters of both sides; their virtues and limitations; and analyze why the Spitfire and Hurricane prevailed in their defensive, interceptor roles.
“The Story of the Jim Moss GeeBee Q.E.D.” (April 11 at 2 p.m.)
Jim Moss had the inspiration and perspicacity to build the grandest of the Granville Brothers’ creations, the Q.E.D. Over eleven years with a faithful team, he accomplished his goal. Jackie Cochran flew the original Q.E.D. in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. Come hear a beautiful story and enjoy a beautiful airplane with Judy Moss and Q.E.D. pilot Rich Alldredge. Special guests include the Greater Seattle Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and the Washington Pilots Association.
“Leadership, Command and Control; the Dowding Factor” (May 9 at noon)
Mike Lavelle will present his thesis that one person can affect the outcome of a major battle. In tribute, at 2:30 p.m., HFF will demonstrate its Supermarine Spitfire in formation with the Hawker Hurricane of Flying Heritage Collection. At 4 p.m., guests will toast the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s ascension to become Prime Minister of England.