The Red Barons Fokker triplane.

Just how good was the legendary ace?
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English
Learning to fly

Requirements

  • Learn how to fly aircraft the easy way and the cheap way.

Description

We are going to evolve as a fighter pilot starting with the bi and tri plane and we see how speed won over turning.

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (German: [ˈmanfreːt fɔn ˈʁɪçthoːfn̩]; 2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), known in English as Baron von Richthofen, and most famously as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of fighter squadron Jagdstaffel 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became the leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger fighter wing unit Jagdgeschwader 1, better known as "The Flying Circus" or "Richthofen's Circus" because of the bright colours of its aircraft, and perhaps also because of the way the unit was transferred from one area of Allied air activity to another – moving like a travelling circus, and frequently setting up in tents on improvised airfields. By 1918, Richthofen was regarded as a national hero in Germany, and respected by his enemies.

Richthofen was shot down and killed near Vaux-sur-Somme on 21 April 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death. He remains one of the most widely known fighter pilots of all time, and has been the subject of many books, films, and other media.

Who this course is for:

  • All levels of experience

Course content

1 section10 lectures1h 50m total length
  • Introduction
    08:07
  • Lecture 2
    08:52
  • Lecture 3
    08:32
  • Lecture 4
    05:07
  • Lecture 5
    00:40
  • Lecture 6
    15:35
  • Lecture 7
    11:27
  • Lecture 8
    18:03
  • Lecture 9 Engine fail and fire
    08:12
  • Lecture 10 Patrol flight to Inverness.
    25:43

Instructor

Online Flying instructor. Fixed wing Classic and Rotary.
Graham "The Baron" Hesketh
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
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  • 16,750 Students
  • 84 Courses

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