"They fought in canvas and wood biplanes that could barely fly 100 MPH. Men like von Richthofen, Rickenbacker, Bishop, Guynemer, Mannock, Ball, who flew airplanes with names like Spad, Fokker, Albatros, Nieuport, and Sopwith Camel. In this era, the top speeds were about 100 MPH. When the pilots ventured ten miles over the enemy lines, that was a notable event. The pilots carried no parachutes. The airplanes were made of wood and canvas; when they caught on fire, it spread quickly, and spelled certain death for the occupants. The press and public, desperate for heroes amongst the waste and destruction of the trenches, idolized the young heroes."
Roger Reinardy has immortalized their heroic escapades in this incredibly rare longstitch needlepoint portrait "Early Morning Flight ". Perfect as a gift for your own Biplane enthusiast~ Be sure to see the other biplane designs currently available!
Size:16"x12" (40.5 x 30.5 cm)
Kit Contains:100% Persian wool yarns to complete project, design printed on 12 mesh 100% cotton canvas, needle, instructions and stitch by number diagram. Proudly made in the USA
Designer:Roger W Reinardy