The event wasn't by the main part of the museum, but in a field alongside an abandoned runway to the south of the museum proper. I caught sight of biplanes flying even before I arrived at the entrance.
|Camp library, just inside the entrance. Books for troops, a hundred years ago.|
As soon as I entered, there was a small encampment of soldier re-enactors with tents set up, including a library tent. The other side lay the runway, separated from the main space by a temporary orange fence. A number of planes were present in the main space, but others were just on the other side of the fence, so as to be more accessible to the runway.
The first few planes I saw were German, but then I bean to encounter American planes, too.
|German Fokker DR1 triplane|
|American SPAD in markings of 94th Aero Squadron|
The planes were really cool on the ground. It was neat to see them flying by in the air, as well.
|First plane in the air that I was actually able to photograph.|
By this time, the crosswinds had died down and manned flights had resumed.
|A biplane against a blue sky|
During the later flybys of the manned planes, a group of soldier re-enactors set up a position and offered anti-aircraft fire by rifle and machine gun. They were eventually knocked out by an assault on their eastern flank. Alas, I discovered them late in their performance, as the last doughboy "died", so I only have a couple photos, and none without flight line personnel in bright orange shirts.
|Doughboys cut down by Brits?|
|Skid at tail of plane|
|Colorful German biplane|
|Themed stroller alternative - fit for a Baron (or Baroness)!|