#BillyFiske: A Throwback for the Digital Era — a lecture by Ross Mirmelstein at the Palm Springs Air Museum
To this day, Billy Fiske is remembered as a hero of the Battle of Britain and his memory lives on in the mountains of Colorado. For these reasons, we hope to see Fiske join the Hall of Fame.
The next speaker in the Trust’s exciting series of webinars will be a hands-on historian and Spitfire pilot with exceptional credentials.
Billy Fiske was a well-connected young man. When he came to Britain to study, he fitted like a glove into the circle of upper middle class, public school educated daredevils who had pioneered winter sports in Switzerland and motor racing at Brooklands circuit. Even as an undergraduate at Cambridge, Billy spent his time questing for speed and excitement. It was mainly big-engined cars which attracted him.