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Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2016 2:24 a.m. PST

Spent Sunday at the Dawn Patrol held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Attendance was light in both public visitation as well as the amount of aircraft. Weather I believe played a part.

Heard some good speakers and saw a ton of RC aircraft. Reenactors as well.

Great place to find WWI aviation books but not many at bargain prices.

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Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2016 5:07 a.m. PST

Cool! I forgot that was going on. Maybe next time.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2016 5:26 a.m. PST

Matt – Ray sent you a blurb on FB a few days ago…sorry we missed you.

Old Wolfman03 Oct 2016 5:43 a.m. PST

Nice pics.

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2016 6:13 a.m. PST

I didn't get it. I generally look at FB once a week if that.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2016 6:18 a.m. PST

I forgot all about Sunday, even after being reminded of it on Saturday. It looks like you had a good time.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2016 6:33 a.m. PST

Interesting collection. Not one rotary engine, and only one radial in the bunch. The substitute engines make the Nieuports and even the Dvii look weird. The modern engines use tiny propellers and high RPMs, which really pigs out the torque that made these planes originally very agile. But "nothing in this life has any business being perfect"…………..

Personal logo svsavory Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2016 6:06 a.m. PST

I had a great time as usual. It's always fun to see the aircraft, listen to some knowledgeable speakers, and spend money at the vendors. Nice photos, Darryl!

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