• Fight in the Skies

    Think you have what it takes
    to fly with these guys?

  • Fight in the Skies

    Think you have what it takes
    to fly with these guys?

  • Fight in the Skies

    Think you have what it takes
    to fly with these guys?

  • Fight in the Skies

    Think you have what it takes
    to fly with these guys?

  • Fight in the Skies

    Think you have what it takes
    to fly with these guys?

  • Fight in the Skies

    Think you have what it takes
    to fly with these guys?

  • Fight in the Skies

    Think you have what it takes
    to fly with these guys?

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  • Submitted by Mike Carr: Twenty years after the project began, the replica OEFFAG Albatros D.III Series 253 built by Koloman Mayrhofer finally took to the air for the first time in April from an airfield near Munich. Here's a video of the first couple of flights: Note: For some reason the photobucket video plays only periodically. There may be a usage limit on that account. Please try again later if it does not work for you.    
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  • As far as I know, this is the only example of an Austro-Hungarian aircraft currently flying. Incredibly, the engine is an original 1917 Austro-Daimler which had been kept in storage since its manufacture and thus had zero hours on it! This is from the The Vintage Aviator Collection page on Facebook. They are always posting great stuff.
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  • Be sure to check out Indy Squadron TV for an interview with Mike Carr and other Dawn Patrol related videos Click Here for Indy TV
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Official Home for all things Dawn Patrol

Welcome to the new home for the Fight in the Skies Society, and the official home page for the DAWN PATROL board game. This site has many sections open to the general public. Anyone can become a registered member. Registration gives you access to even more content. Just click on the Create an Account link on the Member Access form to the right.
Registration is great, but the REAL value comes with membership to the Fight in the Skies Society.  FitS members gain even more access privileges, including the ability to actively participate in discussions, and access member-only tools (such as the DP-PILOTS database tool) and downloads. To join FitS, click the Joining FitS link on the top menu of this site.

Thanks, and Keep 'em Flying!

A GenCon Tradition

The Fight in the Skies Society has run Fight in the Skies a.k.a Dawn Patrol games at the Gen Con convention in Indianapolis, IN every year since its inception in 1968. A full slate of events is offered every year, so come and join the fun!

Future Gen Con Dates

August 14 - 17, 2014
July 30 - August 2, 2015

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NOTE: Registration is currently disabled due to thousands of falsified accounts being created. If you wish to join this website you must use the Members > Contact Admin menu item to let us know who you are and why you want to join the website.

News from the Admin

Registration is currently disabled due to thousands of falsified accounts being created. If you wish to join this website you must use the Members > Contact Admin menu item to let us know who you are and why you want to join the website.

Older: The Aircraft Stats Service and the Dawn Patrol - Pilot Information and Logbook Online Tracking Service (DP-PILOTS) are both back online in the members only section.

The Add and Edit Event functions on the Event Calendar currently have a bug. It is a bad interaction with the new theme for the website. I am working on it. In the meantime, I can add/edit events on the backend. It has taken many hours of work to restore and redesign the site, but there are still a few tweaks needed. -Dan

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Upcoming Events

  • 7th Annual MN Mini-Con Weekend 11/7-11/9 Fri. 7 Nov, 2014 (2:00 pm - 2:00 pm) Mini-Con   7th Annual MN Mini-Con Weekend   WHEN:              Friday November 7th 2014 2 pm till  midnight Saturday November 8th 2014 10AM - Midnight   Sunday November 9th 2014 10AM - afternoon   WHERE:      Source Comics & Games – 2057 Snelling  Avenue N,  Roseville, MN 55113    Play will start Friday afternoon open gaming that players can join in on at anytime.  Saturday will be open gaming, with the possibility of a main event being a large scenario prize game starting PROMPTLY at 6PM Saturday night.  There will be open gaming Sunday.  Depending on the number of attendees, cost for the weekend of playing should be only $10.  We’ve arranged with Source Games and Comics to be on the main floor of the store, (not the basement) to better accommodate our members.   Registration Instructions: Please RSVP by emailing the organizers and visiting the Dawn Patrol website at www.dawnpatrol.info to register for the event. On the website, select the COMMUNITY tab and click on EVENT REGISTRATION to sign up!!  Please send an email to the event organizers John Harris or Carl Priest at-