Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in upstate New York dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage aircraft & ephemera.
Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum and Airshows were established in 1993 as 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations in order to continue Cole Palen’s legacy and ensure the long-term protection and survival of his collection. The Aerodrome’s mission is to obtain, restore, maintain and display Pioneer, World War I and Lindbergh era aircraft, vehicles, related equipment, documents, memorabilia and artifacts of historical significance while seeking to educate the public regarding the historical significance of its collection and the scientific and technological advancements that it represents.
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The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. We present one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, as well as automobiles, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia spanning the period from 1900-1939. During our exciting weekend air shows, the Aerodrome turns back the hands of time and relives the early years of aviation (weather permitting). This colorful era is brought back to life amidst the roar of rotary engines and is great entertainment for all ages. The Saturday shows chronicle the history of flight with pioneer, World War I and Lindbergh era aircraft taking to the skies. If the winds are calm you will even see our 1909 Bleriot (the oldest flying aircraft in the United States) take to the air. The Sunday shows feature a World War I dogfight as well as barnstorming aircraft. In addition to weekend aerial demonstrations, the Aerodrome also offers four museum buildings housing static displays of aircraft from the pioneer, World War I and Lindbergh/barnstorming eras which are open to the public seven days a week from June to October.

Mission: The Aerodrome’s mission is to obtain, restore, maintain and display Pioneer, World War I and Lindbergh era aircraft, vehicles, related equipment, documents, memorabilia and artifacts of historical significance while seeking to educate the public regarding the historical significance of its collection and the scientific and technological advancements that it represents.

05/19/2019
Aviation is so glamorous...and sometimes you get to dig a ditch.  Many thanks to volunteers Tim Gifford, Terry Sangillo,...
05/12/2019

Aviation is so glamorous...and sometimes you get to dig a ditch. Many thanks to volunteers Tim Gifford, Terry Sangillo, and Dan Taylor for the trench to the announcer's tower–part of the upgraded PA. We welcome volunteers with all skills. https://oldrhinebeck.org/volunteering-at-old-rhinebeck/

05/07/2019
A Fokker Fly-by

First Fokker DVII test flight of the season. Airshows start June 15.

Postponed–Our newly restored Baker Electric Unveiling scheduled for May 4.  The rains and humidity prevented completin...
04/28/2019

Postponed–Our newly restored Baker Electric Unveiling scheduled for May 4. The rains and humidity prevented completing the paint. Watch for the new date. Here she is in the old paint.

The le Rhone Replace-A-Pistons are shipping.  Alex Jamieson stopped by to pick up his.  Aerodrome President Mike DiGiaco...
04/28/2019

The le Rhone Replace-A-Pistons are shipping. Alex Jamieson stopped by to pick up his. Aerodrome President Mike DiGiacomio custom made a plaque for each. About half done–the rest ship shortly. Thanks to the donors! A couple left, 845-752-3200.

If you are here, you are a fan of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome! If you would like an easy way to help support the Aerodro...
04/13/2019

If you are here, you are a fan of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome! If you would like an easy way to help support the Aerodrome's activities into the future, please consider membership to the Museum.

Looking for a birthday or holiday gift for a friend or family member who is an Aerodrome fan? Membership to the Aerodrome is the way to go!

"Rotary Ramblings", the official newsletter of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, is available to members starting at the $25 level. In addition to the newsletter, your membership benefits will also get you discounts at the Aerodrome's gift shops. Other levels of support will gain you free access to the Aerodrome throughout the entire show season, and additional benefits are also available! Please click here for more information. https://oldrhinebeck.org/donate/

Please consider joining, or gifting a friend or relative with a membership to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome!

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Old Rhinebeck alum, Nate Hammond, with a math lesson.
03/14/2019

Old Rhinebeck alum, Nate Hammond, with a math lesson.

What do you get when you divide the sun’s circumference by its diameter?

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#PiDay #skywriting

02/28/2019
Many thanks to Hemmings Motor News for coverage of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's 110 year-old Bleriot in their March, 20...
02/26/2019

Many thanks to Hemmings Motor News for coverage of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's 110 year-old Bleriot in their March, 2019 issue!

They came through-with a clutch!  As the M 1917 tank moves toward running again, we needed a clutch and Fort Wayne Clutc...
02/22/2019

They came through-with a clutch! As the M 1917 tank moves toward running again, we needed a clutch and Fort Wayne Clutch and Driveline donated one that fits like a glove. The car guys are overjoyed. Thanks Fort Wayne Clutch and Driveline.

02/21/2019

TBT-ORA Pilot and Alum Dan Taylor of CBS-FM radio fame poses with John and Martha King of King Schools in front of Dan’s gorgeous QCF-2 Waco at ORA.

A great group in front of a great biplane at a great little grass-strip aerodrome!

Meet our Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce intern Sean Savidge–who is up to his elbows blasting Davis D-1W ...
02/19/2019

Meet our Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce intern Sean Savidge–who is up to his elbows blasting Davis D-1W parts. If you place interns and are interested in working with us, contact Stew Sommerville: [email protected]

Please welcome Claudia Coniglio as our Office Manager.  Claudia comes to us with a background in military and civilian a...
02/11/2019

Please welcome Claudia Coniglio as our Office Manager. Claudia comes to us with a background in military and civilian air traffic control and software engineering. She credits her interest in aviation to an Old Rhinebeck air show she attended as a youngster.

This year's Gala is "A Night at the Museum." Details on the way soon!
02/07/2019

This year's Gala is "A Night at the Museum." Details on the way soon!

Welcome Stew Sommerville our Air Show and Events Manager. Stew  has been an Aerodrome volunteer for many years, primaril...
01/08/2019

Welcome Stew Sommerville our Air Show and Events Manager. Stew has been an Aerodrome volunteer for many years, primarily with the “car guys” and captaining our annual gala. He holds degrees in history from Marist College and Lehigh University. Stew is retired from a career in secondary education at the Maplebrook School where he taught English and was Director of the Northeast Collegiate Institute. He has published several aviation-based book reviews and interviews. In addition to his work at Old Rhinebeck, Stew is an abstract painter and plays the drums, guitar, mandolin, and flute. When not managing an event, he can usually be found working on a Model T.

1931 DEHAVILLAND PUSS MOTH • AVIATION AUCTION • 1931 DeHavilland Puss Moth 80A, N770N, s/n2140 Original US registrat...
01/05/2019

1931 DEHAVILLAND PUSS MOTH • AVIATION AUCTION • 1931 DeHavilland Puss Moth 80A, N770N, s/n2140 Original US registration received upon import May 7th,1931. Serial matching Gipsy Major engine included installed in 1953 as upgrade. Full FAA records available for review. 80 pictures available also. This is a project that requires complete restoration from ground up. Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum is soliciting closed bids for the sale of this aircraft. Reserve Price $35,000USD. Auction ends Feb 15, 2019. This item is surplus and has been formally de-accessioned from our collection. Contact [email protected] for more information, full spec sheet and auction details.

Hang on there, Trudy Truelove!
01/02/2019

Hang on there, Trudy Truelove!

Everyone, Michelle has been part of Old Rhinebeck for years, manning the rides booth and playing Trudy Truelove.  Give h...
12/29/2018
More Than Amelia

Everyone, Michelle has been part of Old Rhinebeck for years, manning the rides booth and playing Trudy Truelove. Give her a hand to start a great career.

Help me fund my junior thesis documentary! | Check out 'More Than Amelia' on Indiegogo.

From the December Issue of Denmark"s "Fly" magazine.  Our friend Steen writes a review that counts us as the #1 aircraft...
12/21/2018

From the December Issue of Denmark"s "Fly" magazine. Our friend Steen writes a review that counts us as the #1 aircraft museum on the east coast!

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's cover photo
12/15/2018

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's cover photo

12/07/2018
CNN Remembers - Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

More great footage from CNN in a nice little vignette giving a quick glimpse of what the Aerodrome is all about!

This is "CNN Remembers - Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome" by Tony Whaley on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Re-Posting as it appears they've added a second video of all-360* clips with an overdub.  Scroll down to the second vide...
12/06/2018
These pilots fly 100-year-old airplanes

Re-Posting as it appears they've added a second video of all-360* clips with an overdub. Scroll down to the second video and join us in the cockpits of the Jenny, SPAD and Triplane. Flying for CNN was a great treat and resulted in a wonderful news/travel piece for the Aerodrome, Dutchess County and the greater Hudson Valley!

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Dutchess Tourism, Inc. CNN Travel

#CNN #Armistice #skiesoverrhinebeck #oldrhinebeck #WW1 #distinctlydutchess #rhinebeck #redhook

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York's Hudson Valley boasts around 60 vintage biplanes, taking you 100 years back to a time when airplanes were made of wood and fabric held together by a bit of wire.

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9 Norton Rd
Rhinebeck, NY
12571

General information

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome presents antique aeroplanes in their natural setting and recaptures the thrill and excitement of old-time flying from the period of 1900-1939. Visitors to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome can see outstanding World War I and earlier aircraft in action and watch this colorful era brought back to life amidst the roar of rotary engines and the smell of burnt castor oil. We pride ourselves in demonstrating original aircraft or accurate copies powered with original engines. Be sure to bring along your camera, as there are excellent photo and video opportunities. Directions Physical Address Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 9 Norton Rd. Red Hook, NY 12571 This attraction is situated in historic Rhinebeck, New York and can be easily reached by car using Taconic State Parkway or the New York Thruway Hours Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is open daily from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm from May to October. On Saturdays and Sundays, biplane rides begin at 10:00 am, airshows commence at 2:00 pm (Weather Permitting).

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