March 7, 2016 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane

In 1917, this German aircraft made its debut in the skies over France in World War I. Exceptionally maneuverable, yet prone to wing failure, the Fokker Dr.1 was renowned as the aircraft flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron”.

The museum is currently constructing a full-scale replica of this famous aircraft, funded in part by the Board of Directors of the Hiller Aviation Museum. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017, the 100th anniversary of the aircraft’s original manufacture.

Fabrication of the complete, full-size Fokker Triplane replica

Volunteer Jim Lafayette contemplates the Fokker plans.

Volunteer Don Torburn laying out the newly welded fuselage of the Fokker Dr.1. April 28, 2016.

Volunteers Bill Hastings and Tuck Calhoun extracting the wing spar from the form. May 19, 2016.