WORLD WAR 1 AEROPLANES, Inc., was founded by Leo Opdycke in 1961 and incorporated as a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation in 1979. We publish two quarterly journals: WW1 Aero: The Journal Of The Early Aeroplane & Skyways: The Journal Of The Airplane 1920-1940. History comes alive within the pages of WW1 Aero and Skyways, which together offer a complete history of aviation from the pioneer era through the golden age. WW1 Aero details the beginnings of flight, from the time man first yearned to fly like a bird, through the primitive early flying machines, all the way to the dogfights of World War 1. Skyways indulges in the beautiful and innovative aircraft produced during the interwar period. Each journal brings you history in stunning detail, with rare photos, drawings and articles from preeminent aviation authors and historians. Take a peek at current restoration and replica projects around the world and learn about original construction materials and techniques. Read about the latest museum and air show news, find aeroplanes and parts for sale, or discover the world of vintage aircraft modeling. WW1 Aero and Skyways has it all.
WW1 Aero #225 – November 2015
225, November 2015, 60 pages – Pyramids! From The Height Of This Monoplane, 80 Horsepowers Look Down Upon You!: Three French Attempts To Fly To Egypt, 1913-14 (Part 5); I Want To Fly – But How?: Aeronauts Using a “Zip Line” Scheme to Become Airborne; Extant B.E.2s; Wright Experience Reproductions For Sale; Aircraft: Craftlab’s Hansa-Brandenburg C.I; Brian Coughlin’s Sopwith Pup and Fokker D.VIII; Bremner Bristol Scout’s First Public Flights; Museums & Organizations: Fagen Fighters Museum Curtiss Jenny; Wright Experience Curtiss Jenny; Military Aviation Museum Morane-Sauliner AI; RAF Museum National Lottery Award; Ithaca Thomas-Morse Scout Update; Models; Publications; Wants & Disposals
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Skyways #111 – July 2015
Press Photos through the Golden Age of Aviation; 20th Century Aircraft Company’s, Sky-King – C. Peter Colomello; Flossy the Flier : Central Washington’s First Woman Aviator – Dr. Paul Dumas, Jr.; Retz Aero Shop 6 – Don Olsen; Retz R-5 Drawings – courtesy of Bob Bailey; Rover Parasol – Aero Digest, September 1930; Fairchild 71, NC145H, Colonial Air Lines – Gerard Brinks, Jr.; Scrapbook – Travel Air Biplanes – C. Peter Colomello and Tom Polapink Photo Collections; The GAS Travel Air Biplanes – Golden Age Simulation’s latest release, French Flying Boats Ruined by Hitler’s Conquest of France – Jim Lund; Advertisements; How to get PDF and Print Issues of WWI AERO and SKYWAYS; New Merchandise from WWI AERO & SKYWAYS
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