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Air Shows at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
August 21 @ 2:00 pm
The action is taking off at the Aerodrome, with air shows every weekend from June 18 through Oct. 16!
Gates open at 10 a.m., with pre-show activity starting at 2 p.m. and the air show starting at 2:30. Open-cockpit biplane rides are available before and after the air shows from 10 a.m. until twilight. The snack stand opens at noon.
The Saturday “History of Flight” program highlights the Pioneer Era before World War I and the Golden Age of Aviation in the 1920s and 30s. The Sunday air show is the World War I dog-fight spectacular, with a hero or heroine, the villainous Black Baron of Rhinebeck, scenery, pyrotechnics and a World War I tank, along with many antique automobiles.
Of course, the stars of the show are the historic airplanes, including a 1909 Bleriot, a Fokker DR-1 Triplane and a precise replica of the Spirit of St. Louis. There are usually between 15 and 20 flyable aircraft for each show.
For a schedule of events, to purchase tickets or to book your own biplane ride, click here.