A SPAD S.XIII–inspired aircraft and two
7/8-scale Nieuport 17 replicas on the
flightline of the Dawn Patrol event. ;e
Nieuports were built from kits of riveted
tube and sheet aluminum and steel
available from Airdome Aeroplanes in
Our team filming Nieuport 17s, belonging
to Tom Martin and Rick Bennett, in
Belgian colors at an undisclosed location
in rural Ohio. ;ese flat plains and
cornfields look a lot like rural France!
MOST HISTORIC AND REPLICA AIRCRAFT ARE
NOT ALLOWED TO DO AEROBATIC MANEUVERS—
THE RISKS ARE JUST TOO GREAT.