Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Oshkosh airshow was a success!

Our museum had a very successful week at Oshkosh. We had a tent with 7 cases of exhibit material as well as our three Fokker aircraft.

Here is another view of our exhibit area. Jack Kirby was kind enough to park his amazing full-scale SE-5 replica with our three Fokkers, making for an amazing collection of WW-I aircraft. Our staff received numerous accolades from the crowds regarding their appreciation for having our aircraft at the show.

Throughout the week our pilots and staff dressed up in replica uniforms to add an additional air of authenticity to the exhibits. Whenever we had staff in uniform the crowds seemed to really gather around to ask questions and take many, many pictures. Hats off to those who dressed up despite sometimes sweltering temperatures in the 90's.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Museum staff ready for Oshkosh airshow

Our museum staff and many volunteers are ready for this year's AirVenture 2010 airshow at Oshkosh.  Here's an article about one of our key volunteers:
He wanted an excuse to visit Oshkosh. Now he's got one.
To mothers of young children, Oshkosh is clothes. To aviation enthusiasts, also known as airplane nuts, Oshkosh, Wisconsin is the site of the "world's greatest aviation celebration", where swarms of aircraft will assemble July 26-August 1.

Ewan Tallentire, owner of Albion Repro & Graphics in Littleton, loves history and loves to draw airplanes, especially old ones. So, what better business trip could there be, than to visit the Oshkosh airshow while helping a friend and a customer educate people about World War I?

Read the whole article here:  http://denver.yourhub.com/Littleton/Stories/Business-News/Story~840283.aspx

Saturday, July 17, 2010

We are thrilled to announce the release of our DVD covering the flight of our three WW-I Fokker fighters from Colorado to Ohio. This feature length DVD was filmed by renowned producer Art Annecharioco and edited by industry standout Russ Wiltse.  Order your copy at our website.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

VAFM Triplane arrives at Oshkosh early

Another WW-I replica aircraft made an early arrival for AirVenture this year as a Fokker Dr. 1 landed at EAA's Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh Wednesday, June 16. The triplane is a replica of the German airplane used during WWI and owned by the Vintage Aero Flying Museum, of FT Lupton, Colorado. It will be one of five of VAFM's World War I era replicas that will participate in AirVenture this year, and joins Jack Kerbey's S.E.5a in Pioneer's Pitcairn Hangar.

Our group of three Fokker WW-I replica aircraft made it to Hartford, WI yesterday.  This is just a short hop from the AirVenture field.  Our planes will stay at Hartford until a few days prior to the start of AirVenture 2010.  I believe there is an EAA photo shoot scheduled for today or tomorrow, weather permitting.  We'll have pictures from the EAA photo shoot up on our site as soon as we receive them.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wahoo, NE to Brodhead, WI--on the way to AirVenture 2010

Our planes made it through some wet weather in Iowa today (stops in Perry & Marion, IA) then broke out into better weather with the help of some tailwinds.  At this point our Fokker Dr.I, Fokker D-VII and Fokker D-VIII are in Brodhead, Wisconsin.

Monday, June 14, 2010

On the way to AirVenture 2010--Oshkosh, Wisconsin!

Our Fokker Dr.I triplane, D-VIII and D-VII all left Platte Valley today on the way to AirVenture 2010 (Oshkosh)!  Stops included Sterling, CO, McCook NE and on to Wahoo, Nebraska for the night.  Congratulations to our pilots (Mark, Bob & Andrew) on a long day of successful flying!