IEAR...Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable

IEAR holds monthly meetings, open to the public, where subjects of interest to the air-minded public are presented. We encouragelively informal discussion of these presentations, and of other timely subjects
raised by the attendees. Subjects include aviation and aerospace history, both civil and military, as well as new developments in these fields. Parking and admission are free for this event.

 

The Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable is sponsored by the March Field Air Museum,
and is dedicated to the local aviation and aerospace community.


 

Parking and Admission are FREE for these meetings. 

NEXT IEAR MEETING  2/12/15 7:00 PM 


Topic on the Table:

 

The Wooden Wonder

 

 




Presenter:

Flt Lt. Kenneth B. Wright, RAF (Ret)

 

 

    

 

The British Mosquito (The Wooden Wonder) was one of the most significant aircraft of World War II. There were 18 variants of this all-wood fighter-bomber and it was widely used in all theaters of war.   All “Mossies” were powered by the superb Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The American USAAF operated forty Mosquitos, which performed photo/reconnaissance and other special missions.

 

 

Ken Wright, now 91 years old, enlisted in the British Royal Air Force on December 8, 1941, on his 18th birthday. He was trained as a Navigator and Bombardier in Canada, and then served in RAF Heavy Bombers during World War II.  Ken flew in four of the different Mosquito variants.  He will show some rare film of the "Mossie" in action and he will describe the restoration of one of the two flying versions remaining in the world.

 

  

The March Field Air Museum is located adjacent to March Air Reserve Base, at 22550 Van Buren Blvd., east of the intersection of Van Buren Blvd. and the 215 Freeway.

 

 

Telephone: (951) 902-5949                                             

web site: www.marchfield.org