WikiTrip and edit-a-thon at Gianni Caproni Museum of Aeronautics
On August 27th the Gianni Caproni Museum of Aeronautics has hosted a WikiTrip and an edit-a-thon. A dozen of wikipedians from various parts of Italy, many of them partecipating in WikiProject Aviation, have visited the Museum in the morning and then edited aviation-related articles of Wikipedia. There was also some time to try the flight simulators!
The museum was first founded by aviation pioneer Gianni Caproni in 1927 near Milan. Later it was moved to Trentino, where Caproni himself was born. It is now a territorial branch of MUSE - Science Museum, that has hosted a Wikipedian in Residence in March-April 2016 thanks to Wikimedia Italia.
Several articles were created on Italian Wikipedia. Some about planes: Caproni Ca.7, Ca.10, Ca.48 and Ca.59. Some about pilots: Thérèse Peltier (the first woman to pilot a heavier-than-air craft), Francesco Volpi (that is 101 years old, has started flying in 1935 and is still flying!) and Mario Rigatti (a military pilot). Several photos were also taken and uploaded to an event-specific Commons category.
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