Photo Courtesy of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a living museum in Red Hook, New York that owns many examples of airworthy aircraft of the Pioneer Era, World War I and the Golden Age of Aviation between the World Wars. The museum also houses multiple examples of roadworthy antique automobiles.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodome’s air shows seek to entertain and educate. The 2019 Season runs on weekends from June 15 through October 20. Shows start at 2:00 P.M. and run until approximately 4:00 P.M. Be sure to arrive early or plan to stay late to see the Museum and take a biplane ride! The Gift Shop and Snack bar are also open.
The stars of the show are the historic airplanes including the 1909 Bleriot, the oldest regularly flying airplane in the Western Hemisphere; the Fokker DR-I Triplane, the most famous fighter of WWI; and a precise replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, which was the first aircraft to fly NY to Paris in 1927. While aircraft rotate on and off the flightline, usually 15-20 are flyable for Aerodrome shows.
The Saturday “History of Flight” program highlights the Pioneer era before WWI, a WWI show teaser, and the Golden Age of Aviation in the ’20s and ’30s.
The Sunday Show is our WWI dog fight spectacular with a hero, a heroine, the villainous Black Baron of Rhinebeck, scenery, pyrotechnics and a WWI tank. The supporting cast includes many antique automobiles.
Museum open daily, May 1 – October 31, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Airshows are Saturdays (History of Flight) and Sundays (WWI), June 15 through October 20. Additionally, there are many special events. Check the museum’s Events Page and Calendar for more.
Biplane Rides before and after airshows and by reservation on weekdays.
“Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a living museum for people who are interested in vintage aviation. It is run by the best people that go out of their way to make sure you and your family have a wonderful time. The museum has amazing Vintage aircrafts. I highly recommend this place for a day-trip travel or a weekend get away.”
—Gerry Y., TripAdvisor