The east end of the flightline taken from midfield on Saturday. Lisle photo.
Relive the event with bonus
photos inside this month’s app.
The museum’s Rumpler C.V replica was originally built by Slingsby
Aircraft for the 1962 motion picture Lawrence of Arabia, using de
Havilland D.H. 82 Tiger Moth parts. Pilot Tom Beamer is flying in
formation with the Fokker Dr.I piloted by Paul Dougherty Jr. Haggerty
Suddenly, out of the sun comes the triplane, painted in the
markings of Lothar von Richthofen, the younger brother of
Manfred von Richthofen, to rescue the Rumpler. The Pup spews
smoke after a harrowing dogfight and then the triplane and the
Pup fly in loose formation, passing in review.
Sunday’s noontime demonstration was a shorter, simulated
dogfight between the Fokker Dr.I, flown by museum president
Paul Doughterty, and the Sopwith Pup which I flew, with
multiple passes for spectator review.
For the 2013 RC meet at the Golden Age Air Museum, there
is plenty of room for primitive camping and abundant vendor
space available. The cost is $15 per day or $20 for the weekend
for all the space you would like. Food and refreshments are
available all weekend. Biplane rides in a 1929 WACO are
available all weekend (weather permitting). There will also be
hangar space available for the RC aircraft.
This year’s Golden Age Air Museum RC Meet will again be
hosted by the Tri-County Sky Barons, but will be moved to the
end of August to better accommodate the museum’s schedule
Larry Alles from Chalfont PA, flies his beautiful Cessna 140 in for a
perfect touch-and-go. Larry is a master craftsman and maintains this
level of craftsmanship in every airplane he builds. Lisle photo.
of events and to avoid the wet, windy weather of late fall.
Please contact Eric Lunger, CD Chuck Hockenberry, or the
Golden Age Air Museum office for more information. Their
email addresses and telephone numbers are listed in “Sources.”
Plan to be there. It will be a treat you’ll not soon forget!
—D. Michael Damiani
Golden Age Air Museum
AUGUST 2013 www.ModelAviation.com