Museum Planes Featured @ Oshkosh AirVenture 2010
Vintage Aero Flying Museum (VAFM) in Hudson, Colorado, is thrilled to announce that we will be a featured attraction at EAA AirVenture 2010. On display near AirVenture’s showcase AeroShell Square, VAFM’s planes represent the spirit of EAA by virtue of being homebuilt aircraft as well as being replicas of vintage warbirds.
VAFM holds one of the world's largest collections of World War I aviation memorabilia. This collection includes uniforms, decorations, and personal effects of some of the most renowned aces from both sides of "the war to end all wars." The museum also maintains and flies a fleet of replica World War I fighters including a full-scale Fokker Dr.1 triplane, a Fokker D.VII, Fokker D.VIII as well as two 7/8 scale Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a's. Several full-scale WW-I Allied fighter projects will soon be flying as well. In addition to World War I memorabilia, VAFM also has a growing collection of World War II material and a flying Vultee BT-13A.
The VAFM World War I replica aircraft on display at Oshkosh will be flown from Denver to AirVenture. During the course of the flight, our planes will stop at small towns in mid-America and undoubtedly thrill many people enroute. The VAFM aircraft will be displayed near AeroShell Square, along with a sampling of the museum's collection as a living history exhibit, giving AirVenture visitors a rare glimpse of early aviation history. We also hope to have daily informative discussions at our display near AeroShell Square covering World War I aircraft and the aviators who flew them.
"We are really excited to participate in this year’s show." says Andy Parks VAFM director. "We are anxious to bring materials from our collection regarding some of the most prominent aces and pilots of the First World War. I can’t think of a better place to demonstrate and display our replica aircraft than AirVenture."
Vintage Aero Flying Museum is located at the Platte Valley Airpark north of Denver, near Hudson, Colorado and is honored to be the official home of the Lafayette Escadrille. The museum was started by Dr James Parks in 1983 and continues in the hands of his son, Andy Parks. For more information, visit www.vafm.org.
The Experimental Aircraft Association, 2010 AirVenture website also has an announcement covering the exciting news of our attendance at the Oshkosh airshow. You can view EAA's press release here. Please remember to click back to our website at http://www.vafm.org when you're finished reviewing the EAA's press release!
Note: Above pictures courtesy of Ryan Lunde, Champion Air Photos & Gilles Auliard (SE5a pictures).