The Kansas City Dawn Patrol

Flying World War I-era Nieuport 11s, the Kansas City Dawn Patrol was formed in 1988 to show folks at Missouri fly-ins the first airplane flown in combat by an organized U.S. squadron. One of the founders, Dick Starks, says that when F-22 or F-15 pilots accept an invitation to jump in his Nieuport cockpit, “They’re amazed. Three instruments on the panel, a stick, rudder, and throttle. And that’s all.” (Video: Chris Gerlach and Tim Gerlach) (1:00)

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