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Peter fires up the engine...as volunteers hang on to the tail.<br />
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The feared Fokker Dreidecker of the Red Baron has finally flown over Britian skies - after British based German doctor 'Baron' Peter von Brueggemann spent 9 years building a replica in his garage.<br />
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The German GP based in Norfolk has spent 9 years building a Fokker triplane as a tribute to infamous WW1 Ace Manfred von Ricthofen, who terrorised the skies over the Western front during the first war.<br />
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Dr Peter Brueggemann, 53, fufilled his childhood dream and emulated the notorious German fighter Ace when his hand built Dreidecker finally took off this week.<br />
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Dr Brueggemann has even acquired the title Baron from the independent territory of Sealand so he can take to the skies as Baron Peter von Brueggemann in homage to his idol.<br />
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The GP at the Holt Medical Practice in Norfolk finally reached for the sky at Felthorpe airfield near Norwich this week in front of nervous friends and family after thousands of hours spent crafting the aircraft.<br />
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The father-of-two, who has lived in England with wife Sue for 20 years, has been taking flying lessons since his project began.