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.
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.
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!