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Dick Starks has written two books about the joy of flying; “You Want To Build And Fly A What?” and “Fokkers At Six O’clock!!” He was the recipient of Flying’s 2001 Bax Seat Award “for perpetuating the Gordon Baxter tradition of communicating the excitement and romance of flight.” Dick and his wife, Sharon, both fly WW-I replica aircraft.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick and Sharon Starks mix it up with the “big boys” and draw their own crowd at Oshkosh AirVenture 2011.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks and the members of The Kansas City Dawn Patrol head out to take part in the Annual Salute to Veterans Airshow in Columbia, Missouri.

The Dawn Patrol

Hummel UltraCruiser builder Dennis Brooks came to Liberty Landing looking for a place to store his airplane, and left with some new friends and a test flight courtesy of The Dawn Patrol.

The Dawn Patrol

When you're the newbie of the group, you're going to get the tough assignments. But some newbies know how to exact payback (all in good fun, of course).

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks reminisces about the aviation luminaries The Dawn Patrol has been privileged to meet at the annual Salute to Veterans Air Show.

The Dawn Patrol

The Dawn Patrol gets to know more about General John J. Pershing when they display their WW-I replica aircraft at the annual Pershing Days Festival in Missouri.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks envisions the perfect vehicle for transporting messengers in the throes of trench warfare-and then he builds one.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks recounts the tall tales and travails that The Dawn Patrol encountered at this years Salute to Veterans Airshow.

The Dawn Patrol

When the rains came to Oshkosh, it wasn't enough to get the intrepid Dawn Patrol coterie down. Dick Starks says thanks for the memories.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks offers some sage advice about how to get back to working on a project that has been sidelined for too long.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Design process-initial weights.

Around the Patch

Its unclear what will constitute the standard fuel for General Aviation once leaded fuel is phased out by the EPA. But what is clear is that the stakeholders need to become informed and voice their opinions to the decision-makers. By Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook.

Aircraft Wiring

Top 10 wiring mistakes. By Marc Ausman.

Formula 1

Getting 260 mph out of an O-200 Continental just for fun.