WWI replica aircraft coming to EAA AirVenture

EAA AirVenture
File photo. (Courtesy EAA)

OSHKOSH – History will once again take to the skies during EAA AirVenture 2014.

EAA organizers say four World War I replica aircraft – Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, Nieuport 28, and Fokker Dr.I – will take part in this year’s festivities.

The aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum of Caledon, Ontario will be on display and will fly several times during the daily afternoon air shows.

“These aircraft are a magnificent addition to our centennial salute to World War I aviation,” said Jim DiMatteo, EAA’s vice president of AirVenture features and attractions in a release. “The airplanes show how important aviation development was during that period while also demonstrating how far we’ve come in 100 years.”

Each of the aircraft is painted in the markings that honor specific pilots and flying groups such as the Manfred von Richthofen “Red Baron” Fokker Dr.I.

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