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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood(L) and Casey Simmons(R) remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood(L) and Casey Simmons(R) remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood(L) and Casey Simmons(R) remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood(L) and Casey Simmons(R) remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Restoration crews remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Restoration crews remove wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- An inscription was found after removing wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- An inscription was found after removing wing fabric on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Adam Naber remove wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Adam Naber remove wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists Duane Jones(L) and Casey Simmons(R) remove wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists Duane Jones(L) and Casey Simmons(R) remove wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Duane Jones removes wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Duane Jones removes wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey SImmons removes wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey SImmons removes wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Adam Naber works  on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Adam Naber works on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists Duane Jones(L) and Adam Naber(R) remove wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialists Duane Jones(L) and Adam Naber(R) remove wing supports on the Avro 504K which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies green dope to the Avro 504K control surfaces. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies green dope to the Avro 504K control surfaces. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies green dope to the Avro 504K control surfaces. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies green dope to the Avro 504K control surfaces. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies green dope to the Avro 504K control surfaces. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies green dope to the Avro 504K control surfaces. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies green dope to the Avro 504K control surfaces. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies green dope to the Avro 504K control surfaces. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons applies 50/50 dope to the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons checks the 50/50 dope on the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood checks the 50/50 dope on the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood checks the 50/50 dope on the Avro 504K fuselage on Aug. 7, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio --The Avro 504K in restoration which was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Restoration crew members working on biplane wing during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- (LtoR) Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood and Casey Simmons install a wing of the Avro 504K on Oct. 1, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Restoration crew working on biplane wing during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- (LtoR) Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood and Casey Simmons work on the lower right wing of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Restoration crew member working on biplane turnbuckle during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons inspects turnbuckles from the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Restoration crew member working on biplane turnbuckle during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons inspects turnbuckles from the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Aircraft parts on lower wing of a biplane.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Top wing of biplane being worked on during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- (L to R) Museum restoration specialists Casey Simmons and Brian Lindamood work on the top wing of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- (L to R) Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood and Casey Simmons work on the wings of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons inspects turnbuckles from the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane wing during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood inspects a spar connection on the upper left wing of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane wing during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood inspects the wings of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood inspects the wings of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood inspects the wings of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Biplane lower left wing work during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Brian Lindamood works on the lower left wing of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Biplane lower left wing work during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons works on the lower left wing of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Biplane rib stitching .
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Biplane control turnbuckles and stitching wires.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane wing during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Biplane control wires.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane cockpits during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K cockpits during restoration on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Underside view of biplane rib stitching during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Underside view of the Avro 504K during restoration on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Underside view of biplane rib stitching during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Underside view of the Avro 504K during restoration on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Aircraft view of propeller of a biplane in restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- (L to R) Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood and Casey Simmons install the propeller of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Propeller of a biplane being installed during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- (L to R) Museum restoration specialists Brian Lindamood and Casey Simmons install the propeller of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Propeller of a biplane being installed during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum restoration specialist Casey Simmons installs the propeller of the Avro 504K on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Propeller of a biplane being installed during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of a propeller from the Avro 504K during restoration on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane engine and propeller during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K engine and propeller during restoration on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane engine during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K engine during restoration on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane engine during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K engine during restoration on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of biplane fuselage during restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K left side of fuselage during restoration on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Aircraft view of propeller of a biplane in restoration.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Avro 504K in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 2, 2019. This aircraft was originally built in 1966 by the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance & Development Unit. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

View of aircraft.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft fuselage section.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K fuselage from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft tail and rudder section.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K tail and rudder section from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft fuselage section.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K fuselage from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft tail section.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K tail section from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft tail section.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K tail section from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft front skid section.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K front skid from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

View of aircraft.
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DAYTON, Ohio -- View of the Avro 504K from the official photo-shoot on Oct. 10, 2019 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Preserving the Air Force's proud legacy, the Restoration Division restores aircraft and aerospace vehicles to historically accurate and visually striking levels. (Contributed photo by Trent Widau)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Avro 504K in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Avro 504K in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Avro 504K in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Avro 504K in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

In July 1913, the British A.V. Roe (Avro) Co. tested its first model 504 aircraft, and numerous variants followed—based upon the type of engine installed. The Avro 504 briefly saw combat in 1914-1915, but was quickly identified as obsolete and relegated to training duty. As a trainer, it gained fame for its simple, sturdy construction and superior handling—characteristics which made the Avro 504 one of the most impressive and widely produced training aircraft of World War I.

After America entered WW I, it took many months to build the training facilities needed by the US Army Air Service. Meanwhile, many American student pilots went overseas for flight training. Those sent to Great Britain learned on the Avro 504K trainer before advancing to combat aircraft. The Air Service eventually established its main training center at Issoudun, France, and in July 1918, the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) commanders ordered 52 Avro 504K aircraft for teaching aerobatics at Issoudun. After the war, the Air Service brought a few Avro 504K aircraft back to the United States, and they remained in training service for several years. Using original parts, the Royal Canadian Air Force's Aircraft Maintenance and Development Unit built the aircraft on display in 1966-1967 with a 110-hp Le Rhone J rotary engine. It arrived at the Museum in May 2003, and is painted to represent one of the Air Service Avro 504K trainers flying at the Third Aviation Instruction Center, Issoudun, France, in 1918. TECHNICAL NOTES: Maximum speed: 95 mph Ceiling: 13,000 ft. Weight: 1,830 lbs. Click here to return to the Early Years Gallery.

 

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