Once again we will gather to share information and educate each other in commemoration of the centennial of the developments in the first air war.
The "Fokker Scourge" has been put to rest, and weather has kept fighting and flying to a minimum. But planned ground offensives and arrivals of new aircraft and budding aces along with organizational structures and philosophies lead to what is termed "Bloody April". The particulars leading to this moniker will be the central them for this meeting.
Speakers and specific topics are as yet to be determined. Anyone is welcome to present on any WWI Aviation topic. Suggest topics include: The first German Jagdstaffeln; German D.II type fighters, British pusher types, French Nieuports, Sopwith Pups, 1 1/2 Strutters, SE5, Bristol F.2B and German Giantbombers; Aces, such as Albert Ball, Mick Mannock, Guynemer, Lufbery, or Bullard (1st black combat aviator), Manfred von Richthofen.
*We have had good luck in being able to use the facilities of the Frontiers of Flight Museum, but please note that at this time the location is provisional and subject to change.
(L-R) SE5a, Sopwith Pup and Bristol Brisfit of the Shuttleworth Collection. Photo credit: Greg Rydquist