The Fokker Dr.I combined excellent maneuverability with a high rate of climb. The type was favored by Manfred von Richthofen, and Werner Voss, two of Germany's legendary fighter pilots. Both of these men lost their lives in this type of aircraft in two of the most talked about air battles of the war.
The Dr.I was developed from the lesser known Fokker D.VI biplane, and both featured cantilever wings (wings which did not require external bracing). This wing design was a tremendous breakthrough in aircraft development.
There are no known original Fokker triplanes in existence. The Tripe pictured here was purchased by Cole Palen down in Florida, and he flew it up to Old Rhinebeck himself. It is powered by a 220 h.p. Continental W-670 engine. It was painted a few years back to match the paint job on Coles rotary Triplane that he built, which is still in the Aerodrome's museum - a fitting tribute to "The Evil Black Baron of Rhinebeck!"
(Text from Aerodrome web-site and guest contributor, see comment below.)