From the Archives: Women helped with the war effort by working as motorcycle despatch riders with OHMS (On His Majesty's Service) badges on their coats and motorbikes. #WWI #WomensHistoryMonth
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It's official: Our first Kickstarter campaign has been 100% funded, and we're well on our way to getting this Fokker back in the air! A huge Thank You to everyone who backed our project, and stay tuned for regular updates as we progress. Together, we will #GetThisFokkerFlying!View Post >>
From the Archives: Italian marksmen on the move with ingenious portable bicycles; and those are definitely not carbon fiber. During World War I, these Bersaglieri served with distinction. Of the 210,000 members of these sharpshooter regiments, 32,000 were killed and 50,000 were wounded. One notable Bersagliere who served in the war and was wounded was none other than Benito Mussolini.
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Folks, thanks to your support we have just exceeded our fundraising goal of $50,000 mere hours before the end of the campaign. A huge Thank You goes out to all of our fans and backers for making our very first Kickstarter campaign a rousing success! We couldn’t be more excited for the chance to see this historic aircraft back in the air where it belongs. This Fokker will fly again, thanks to all of you!
But we're not done yet! There is ONE DAY left to join our restoration team! Every little bit helps, and as with any full restoration, there will be additional challenges and expenses we will discover along the way. Everything we receive through this campaign will go directly to the restoration of our WWI aircraft, and with extra funding, we can ensure that every detail of our 1917 Fokker Dr.I is as authentic as possible. Please back our project today, and thanks to you, we'll absolutely #GetThisFokkerFlying!