Manfred von Richthofen praised this aircraft as the best he had flown. It offered excellent performance, yet it was safe and easy to fly.
Richoffen's reccomendation led to the first provisional order for 400 production aircraft. In all, Germany produced around 3,300 D-VII aircraft in the summer and autumn of 1918.
A group of passionate individuals got together to achieve this dream of creating Classic Flyers to protect the rich and precious history of New Zealand aviation.