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The Red Baron Flies Again.

The quiet grass strip at Luskintyre,in the Hunter Valley near Newcastle, NSW, had an unusual, but very welcome visitor recently, in the form of Fokker DR.1 Triplane replica, VH-FXP, operated by The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) in Queensland.Mottys-Triplane VH-FXP Luskintyre Paul Bennet-3284-001-ASO

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The Triplane replica had been at Luskintyre for some work at the hands of Matt Webber and the professional team at Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations.Mottys-Triplane VH-FXP Luskintyre Paul Bennet-3613-001-ASO

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The post-maintenance check flight was carried out by Paul Bennet from Paul Bennet Airshows who said that the Triplane was very enjoyable to fly.

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Matt Webber and Paul Bennet discuss the finer points of the unusual Triplane prior to the check-flight.
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What an incredible comparison in both size and performance for single engined, propeller-driven aircraft.

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Our sincere thanks to the teams at Paul Bennet Airshows and Luskintyre Aircrfat Restorations for the opportunity to capture this very interesting aircraft in such a great setting. 

Motty.

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