Great War Flying Museum to Bring Four Replica WWI Planes to Oshkosh

Four outstanding replica aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum, of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, will participate in EAA’s World War I aviation centennial activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The aircraft include the museum’s Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, Nieuport 28, and Fokker Dr.I.

GWFM’s Kees Van Berkel said the entire crew at the museum is looking forward to July. „We truly appreciate what Oshkosh is and felt it was a must to be there this year,” he said. „Oshkosh is Oshkosh – there is no other.

„On behalf of the museum members and the board of directors, we’re thrilled at the honor and privilege of taking part in the World War I aviation centennial. It’s something that you can only do once, so it’s a great opportunity.”

The GWFM was founded in 1970 by members of the Brampton Flying Club. The museum’s mission is „to provide the finest local presentation of World War I aviation history by acquiring, building, maintaining, and flying representations of period aircraft as well as displaying period artifacts for the education, entertainment and benefit of our members and the visiting public.”

Source / Author: AirVenture Oshkosh

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