Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

September 20, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Last weekend I had a chance to stop in at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, NY.   While I had hoped for a nice afternoon there, the weather turned a little wet and windy.  I was still able to make a few images of the planes that were parked in their hangers despite the weather.  It is an interesting museum in that part of their collection is used in a weekly air show.  When I was there on a Friday afternoon, they were "tuning up" one of the planes for the Saturday show.  The rotary engines are a work of art and have a very unique sound when running.  The plane is about 100 years old and it was working just as designed.  The graceful movement and simple designs along with the noise of the propeller and engine make for a trip back in time.  To go along with the aircraft, they also maintain a small fleet of autos from the same era.  They also have a large collection of aircraft stored in hangers for viewing that are not air worthy, but the ones they have maintained really interested me.   I hope to get back here again fairly soon when the weather is better and would recommend the air show to anyone who has an interest in WWI or earlier aircraft.  


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