Fokker Dr.1


Famous for being flown by Manfred Von Richthofen (The Red Baron), the Fokker Dr.1 was introduced late 1917 and pilots were quick to regard it for its climbing ability, manoeuvrability, and light controls when compared to other fighters of the time such as the Albatros and Pfalz.  No original airframes have survived with the last of the type destroyed by a bombing raid during WW2.

This is an ‘Amateur Built Plans’ aircraft, similar in many respects to the current ‘Vintage Aviator’ aircraft which have been part of the Airshow Scene for a number of years. This example is powered by an Australian built ‘Rotec’ radial engine with a similar power to the original Oberursel Rotary engine, but with much simpler handling and better reliability.

Our aircraft is in the livery of 470/17, an aircraft flown by German Ace Josef Jacobs who had 48 aerial victories.


Country of Origin: German Empire
Engine: Rotec R3600, 150hp, 9-cylinder radial piston engine
Original Engine: Oberursel UR.II, 110hp 9-cylinder rotary piston engine
Length: 5.77m (18ft 11in)
Height: 2.95m (9ft 8in)
Wing Span: 7.19m (23ft 7in)
Maximum Speed: 115mph (185kmh or 100 knots)
Range: 300km (185 miles)
Service Ceiling: 20,000ft (6,100m)
Armament: 2x 7.92mm Spandau machine guns

Model T Ford

WW1 Ambulance

Country of Origin: United States of America


Ryan STM S-2

Sport Aircraft & Trainer

Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: LOM Prague M332A, 140 Hp straight 4 | Originals: Menasco C4 125 Hp inverted straight 4
Top Speed:


Ryan Pt-22 Recruit

Primary Trainer

Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: Kinner R-540-1 , 160hp 5-cylinder radial engine
Top Speed:



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