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World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

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World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

2018 World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

Sept. 22 & 23, 2018

 

This two-day flying event of authentic and replica World War I aircraft is offered every other year by the museum and the Great War Aeroplanes Association. The event includes WWI living history re-enactors in a war encampment area, radio-controlled model aircraft, period vehicles, music and a collector’s show of WWI era items. The event will include guest speakers on WWI topics as well as many family hands-on and educational activities.

 

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I with an event that will take you back in time.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force hosts outdoor aviation events each year (weather permitting).

 

Event Photos

Event Schedule

A detailed event schedule will be added as the 2018 event nears.

 

Media Registration

Media who are planning on covering the 2018 WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous should register. Check back here for information. All media must have credentials from a news organization.

 

 

Participant Registration

If you are planning to participate in this event (pilot, RC pilot, reenactor, antique auto, vendor or Aces Over Wright Field), please contact the Special Events Division to request a registration packet.

WWI Centenary

World War I Centenary2014-2018 commemorates the centennial of the First World War. Aug. 4, 2014 marks the beginning of the centenary, which concludes on Nov. 11, 2018. Click here for information and online resources in commemoration of the Great War.

WWI News

Participating Organizations

Antique Auto Club of America/Snappers Gas & Brass
Great War Aeroplanes Association
Great War Association
Buckeye Gamers in Flight
Aces Over Wright Field
Aeronaut Books

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Event Sponsors

Air Force Museum Foundation

The Air Force Museum Foundation thanks the following generous community partners for their support of the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous:
Alley Cat Designs, Inc.
Greene County Convention and Visitors Bureau
MacAir Aviation
Frances A. Duntz, Air Force Museum Foundation Board
Balsa USA

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Area Lodging

For information on lodging in the area, please check with the local convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs):

Dayton/Montgomery County CVB
Greene County CVB
Butler County Visitors Bureau
Greater Springfield CVB
Miami County CVB
Warren County CVB

Security Notice

Please note that for security reasons, all bags are subject to search, and weapons are not permitted within the museum. In addition, all adults may be asked to show their picture identification card upon entering the museum.