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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck

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  • The setting is great -- in the woods, with large hangars housing some fantastic aviation artifacts. These are the kind that must have inspired the folks who did the sets for Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. O...  read more »
  • An interesting and unique place with lots of old biplanes. We were unable to stay for the airshow. A bit overpriced but if the admission helps restore more of these vintage aircraft, fine. 
  • If you've ever wondered how early aviators performed their "barn storming" antics AND want to see old planes flying TODAY, you should make the trip to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in the picturesque Hu...  read more »
  • A wonderful day out at a beautiful field aerodrome with a dozen or so flying WW1 era aircraft including a Fokker Triplane, Albatros, SPAD VII, Curtiss Jenny, Cuadron GIII, and many more. A lot of these are reproductions but they look, fly and smell totally authentic. Parking was literally right across the street, a 50 yard walk and we were runway side for the 2pm airshow. Totally painless unlike the massive queues for the military airbase airshows (ie Joint Base McGuire, which I still love but is a totally different experience). The airshow itself was themed around an Axis Black Barron absconding with the lady friend of the dashing Allied hero, in a slapstick / kitsch but still entertaining fashion (my 7yo was totally enthralled / I enjoyed the flying), which provided the narrative for some top notch flying to show off what the machines can still do. In total it was about 90 mins and ample seating in the shade. Net, well above expectation and a great day out.
  • Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is an absolute gem! The collection of flying aircraft, static display aircraft, vehicles and artifacts is totally amazing. My guided tour was delivered by Nathaniel ... who is knowledgeable, articulate, friendly and a very professional docent! Keep up the great work you all do! David Wesley Tonkin Manager, Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum /Delaware Valley Historic Aircraft Association Horsham PA
  • 20 years since my last visit, now taking my son there brought back some great memories. The show is still memorable as ever and hats down to the people that make it happen. Worth every minute we spent there! ...and will be back much more often with the little one :-)
  • Briefly visited in 9/2015 to see what my parents took me to and I took my kids to some 55 and 45 years ago respectively. Cole Palen, whom I had the privilege to meet, had the vision to rescue those planes from Roosevelt Field, LI in 1951 when it was decommissioned and where he worked as a mechanic and haul them to Rheinbeck to preserve them in flying condition for all to experience. Thank you, Cole for your foresight.
  • If you love airplanes, you MUST visit Old Rhinebeck. There are very few places in the world where flying, full size WWI aircraft can be seen. The number and kinds of aircraft on display are amazing. Go during the model airplane weekend in September for a special treat.
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