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Historic Flight Foundation to host ‘Air Races!’ | A&E brief


Last updated 11/16/2016 at Noon

This is a 1930 poster for the National Air Races held in Chicago.

The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting its 2016-17 speaker series “Air Races!” this winter.

“Air Races,” which is scheduled to runs from Nov. 16 through Feb. 18, features talks about the National Air Races from 1918-1940.

Each presentation will be offered twice: the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the following Saturday at noon.

The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, and noon Saturday, Nov. 19, with the presentation “Golden Age of Air Racing.”

Many racing aircraft developed between the world wars were faster than contemporary military designs.

Aviation historian and aerodynamicist David Lednicer will talk about how innovative technologies developed on the race circuit became standard features of World War II fighters. He’ll explain how some of these technologies remain "leading edge" to this day.

Here is the complete presentation schedule for “Air Races!”:

• “Golden Age of Air Racing” Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19, at noon

David Lednicer

• “Air Race Engines” – Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 21, at noon

• “Air Racers” – Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18, at noon

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Purchase tickets online through

For more information, call Historic Flight Foundation at 425-348-3200 or email


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