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Dawn Patrol, Oct 7-82022 World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

October 7-8, 2022

 

This two-day flying event of replica World War I aircraft, offered by the museum and the Great War Aeroplanes Association, returns for 2022! The event includes WWI living history reenactors in a war encampment area, radio-controlled model aircraft, period vehicles and and WWI-era item vendors. The event will include guest speakers on WWI topics as well as many family hands-on and educational activities. 

 

 

All event details are weather dependent and subject to change. Continue to follow us here and on social media for event updates.

Event Schedule

Flight Activities
Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.    Full-scale Aircraft Flying

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.    Radio Controlled Aircraft Show

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.    Full-scale Aircraft Flying

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.    Radio Controlled Aircraft Show

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.    Full-scale Aircraft Flying

Pilots and Aircraft

Flying:

Static

Richard Bennett - Nieuport 23
Glenn Burt - Sopwith Pup (LRT)
Rockey Cook - Nieuport 12
Dewey Davenport - Fokker D7
Matthew Kiefer - Nieuport 11
Andrew King -  Fokker Dr.I
Thomas Martin - Nieuport 23
Robert Mundie - Nieuport 28 Replica
Darrell Porter -  Fokker D7
Bertrand Sparrow - Fokker D7
Marvin Story - Siemens Schuckert D-1
Otto Vollmerhausen - SE-5 Replica
Steve Yogodzinski -  Hymer Mark T / FOK DV 2
John Elliott - Fokker Dr.I

 
Robert Baslee - Fokker D7
Glenn Burt - Fokker D7
Michael Eagan - Nieuport 11
Bill Gann - Fokker D7
Joseph Harper - Nieuport 17 Replica
Randell Roy - SE5 Replica

 

vintage Autos

Image of several vintage autos on the lawn of the musem

Michael James Clewley - 1916 Overland Model 86 

Mark Early Lewis - Ford Model T Touring

Nora J. Schreel - 1911 Davis Model 35

Jeffery Smith - 1915 Oakland Model 38 Touring

 

 

 

merchandise vendors

Balsa USA, Inc
Chapman Books & Art
Eder & Company
FlakWeasel Inc.
G-Man Collectibles
Kip Motor Company, Inc. - Kip Aero
Wings and Things Military Collectibles

MilitaryToyShop.com
Repros By Ray
Schnell Models & Books
Robin Smith Momentos
Russell Smith Studios 
VRSimpits.com

Educational Games and Activities

Image of a person in a navy uniform shooting the bernouli cannon game at a targetWings of Glory Game

Wings over Flanders Field Simulators

Bernoulli's Cannon demonstration

Association of Model Aeronautics Simulators

Arrival and Parking Information

Gates will be open each day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. 
Visitors may reach the event site through the main museum gate on Springfield Street and following the signs that lead to the event parking area on Wright Field.

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned here for upcoming details on:

Event Schedule, including flying and guest speaker schedules

Displays

Food Trucks

Media Registration

and more!

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

Videos from previous Dawn Patrols

Visit our WWI Dawn Patrol YouTube page HERE to see videos from previous year's events. 

Security Notice

Please note that for security reasons, all bags are subject to search, and weapons are not permitted at the museum complex. 

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