Are you looking for a place to fly your WW1 airplanes?
Apparently early bird and WWI enthusiasts are allotted in quantities of 2 or
persons per club .... or
so it seems. Wouldn't it be great to get together a
couple of times a year and savor a whole model airfield full of fabric
wings, flying wires and round engines! Early birds and the
flying scale models in exactly the way the designers had
" Mission Oriented Flying" at its best. Those
magnificent men and their flying machines!
The goal of R/C Dawn
Patrol is to organize the interest in Vintage and WW1
aircraft and "Mission
Oriented Flying", and direct that interest toward
the Dawn Patrol events which have sprung up in our region of the country.
The Hoosier Dawn
as a small fly-in in 2004 CDd by Steve Percifield and has since been massaged
by him and his loyal side kick, Matt Kemp, into a premier flying event. Held
at the National Flying Site in Muncie Indiana since 2006. It is held usually
in mid August.
Dawn Patrol began in 2008, influenced heavily by the Hoosier Dawn Patrol and
the Dayton Dawn Patrol Rendezvous. It is located in Harrison
Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati. It is held in mid to late July.
GWA Dawn Patrol Rendezvous has been running since 1996 and not only
includes model flying but full and near full scale replicas, period
autos, re-enactors and numerous period displays. It is held
bi-annually on odd numbered years at the National Museum Of The United States Air force
in Dayton Ohio, usually in late September.
The Western Front Dawn
Patrol is held in Council Bluffs, Iowa
and began in 2007. Dean Dingman is the ramrod for that event.
His local club, the RC Cobras, lends first class assistance. Their
event is held in mid September.
Southern Dawn Patrol was begun in 2008 by Dale Cavin. It is held in
Andersonville Georgia on the grounds of Mac Hodges Hobbies. This is an
early December event.
are also a number of new Dawn Patrol Events in 2009, so be sure to check our
should not forget the Warbirds Over Arkansas event held in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
on the second weekend in June each year. For our fearless leader Art
Shelton (aka King Arthur), it is his sentimental favorite. It was that very
event way back in 2004 when his wife Rhonda and he pulled into Hammer Field,
pitched their tent, and experienced for the first time the thrill and
excitement of flying actual "dawn patrols". Although this
event is labeled as a 'warbird' event, it is heavily attended by the WW1
for visiting RC Dawn Patrol!
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