On October 22nd, CAFSoCal presented the third installment of the Fighter Plane series at the museum.
Previous presentations had covered the Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero and the Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft. The latest installment was about the museum’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIV and was by far the best attended event of it’s kind at our facilities – a testament not only to the popularity of this warbird, but also the to the ever improving efforts of the museum’s volunteer staff in organizing and conducting events such as this.
Many thanks to Rob Hertberg to organizing the program, to Steve Barber for his presentation on the flight characteristics of the Spitfire as well as his flight demonstration at the conclusion of the event, and to Ron Fleishman for speaking about the history of the specific aircraft that is part of the Wing’s cadre of warbirds.
Lastly, thanks to all the many tireless volunteers who worked behind the scenes to contribute to the success of this event, with special mention to Gene O’Neal for providing the following video and still shots for those of us who missed it.