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The National Air Race, 1918-1940
October 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HFF is pleased to announce its fall/winter aviation history series, “The National Air Races, 1918-1940,” presented by its Speakers Bureau. Join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. or for a reprise the following Saturday, at noon. Please use these events to introduce friends to HFF.
In the initial presentation on October 26 and 29, Mike Lavelle surveys air racing events from post-WWI to the eve of WWII. Race promoters attracted large crowds and international media attention despite the Depression. Having an air race enhanced the reputations of host cities. The economics of these events benefited aircraft engineers, manufacturers, pilots and their aircraft. The Bendix, Thompson and Schneider Cups became world famous, prized possessions. Air races were a highlight of a troubled time.