The Blue Max Triplane – The oldest Dr.1 Triplane in the world

Our triplane is a truly special old bird indeed.


Being one of two Dr1 Triplanes built by Bitz Flugzeugbau in Germany in 1966 for the film industry, it rapidly became highly popular and well recognized as one of the stars of many classic aviation movies like The Blue Max, Von Richtofen and Brown, and others. The fleet of World War One replicas, owned by ex-RCAF fighter pilot Lynn Garrison’s [link to bio page] “Blue Max Aviation”, was based at Baldonnel  before being moved to Weston Aerodrome at Leixlip.