Flying a Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter


Rediscovering the Flying Characteristics of a WW1 Aeroplane

Our goal throughout the flight test program has been to rediscover and document the flying characteristics and operating procedures necessary to safely operate a Great War aeroplane as was done over a century ago and to share our findings with others. We expand the envelope and learn valuable information from every flight, fine tuning safety checklists, ground crew operations and maintenance procedures.

Fellow enthusiasts can follow our progress by watching videos posted on our KipAero You-Tube channel here.