Knights of the Sky World War I Museum : just like the real thing !
Amazing Aviation Heritage Center at Omaka airfield is part of a marvellous aviation restoration world by Sir Peter Jackson.
On April 21st 1918, Canadian Pilot Captain A.R. Brown D.S.C 209 Sqn Royal Flying Corps was flying a Sopwith BR near Vaux Sur Somme armed with two Vickers Guns. As officially recorded to his Squadron headquarters, he engaged a Red Fokker Triplane at 11-00 AM :
Truth to say it is incredible how much WWI is loaded with legends and misteries on aviators. And it is probably a good reason why famous New Zealander Film Producer Peter Jackson gained huge interest in these stories. So he designed a museum just as a film shooting studio, in order to record the spirit of the incredible 1914-1918 adventurers who had built their own style of aerial chivalry, but somehow against their headquarter orders. So that very place everyone must have a glimpse into that spirit of WWI warfare is Omaka airfield's " Knights of The Sky " Museum. To say the least, this area is one of the most amazing aviation Museums in the world. It is a place like no other ones where all characters and airplanes are put together into sceneries making all details looking things real. Not only the light is well orchestrated by Peter Jackson teams - world known for having made the " Lord of the Rings " Trilogy - but all materials including snow, oil leaks or mud seem genuine. Airplanes are serviced by characters who reflect fear, desperation, and other ones express full determination in their eyes to bomb or kill the adversary.
Realism is at its foremost in the scene depicting what " may " have happened as soon as the Red Baron was shot down and crashed. British soldiers are depicted scrapping the precious Fokker Dreidekker to keep usefull items such as the Baron's warm boots, but foremost they were keen on scrapping some of the german crosses worn by the Fokker.