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One last from Omaka

29 January 2019

I’m happy to say that here are more of Michael Dowman’s images taken during his visit to the Knights of the Sky exhibit in the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre—©2019 Michael Dowman

An Airco DeHavilland DH-2 (L) and a Fokker Eindecker (R) in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (the DH-2 helped end the “Fokker Scourge” though not in this particular case; the Eindecker was Germany’s first purpose-built fighter aircraft bringing then revolutionary machine gun synchronization gear and enjoying air superiority the second half of 1915 into early 1916)—©2019 Michael Dowman

A workshop diorama in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (woodworkers, not metal workers)—©2019 Michael Dowman

DeHavilland DH-4 in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre—©2019 Michael Dowman

DeHavilland DH-4 in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre—©2019 Michael Dowman

Caproni Ca.22 in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (interestingly this aircraft had in-flight variable incidence wing as well as variable horizontal stabilizer)—©2019 Michael Dowman

The significance of 5000 red poppies as shown in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre—©2019 Michael Dowman

World War I is a turning point in New Zealand’s history. The method of Great Britain’s usage of colonial troops spurred NZ to independence though remaining in the Commonwealth. When driving in the NZ islands it takes little time to note the presence of a WW I monument (most commonly a plinth) in just about every population center (centre), from villages to cities, and even farms. Quite extraordinary.

The 5000 Red Poppies in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre—©2019 Michael Dowman

WW I relics in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre—©2019 Michael Dowman

Nieuport 28 relics in the Knights of the Sky exhibit of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre—©2019 Michael Dowman

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  1. theflyingyorkshireman permalink
    30 January 2019 03:03

    Outstanding! (World-Class exhibits)

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