The flyers of WWI were a brave bunch of men . Imagine the camaraderie these men had for one another.drinking together, womanizing together, fighting together. This had to be some kind of rush to fly the early birds. airplane mechanics were probably learning as they went. Get up in the air was just as dangerous as getting down. Last Fall i visited Wright Paterson air force base. Naturally i would ran to the WWI section to live the dream. old world war I films showed aerial dogfights. Planes fall from the sky. Heroes of the air the likes of Eddie Rickenbacker,Frank Luke Jr,Douglas Campbell . These men were American heros. Germany had her heros also, Mannfried and Lother Von Richthofen.My hat is off to all the aviators of that era.