Upcoming Events

  • 5 1 17 - Museum opens for the 2017 season
  • 5 20 17 - 2nd Annual Spirit Gala and Fundraiser
  • 5 21 17 - 13th Annual Cole and Rita Palen Memorial Free-Flight Meet
  • 5 27 17 - Annual Safety briefing for volunteers and staff
  • 6 3 17 - Mid-Hudson RC Annual Spring Fun-Fly
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9 Norton Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571 (Driving Address)
PO Box 229, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (Mailing Address)

Telephone: 845-752-3200
Fax: 845-758-6481

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Friends of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome


Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome was the life’s work of Cole Palen, and his dream was to preserve early aviation. We are now a not-for-profit 501c3 organization promoting and preserving the “living” history of aviation for the public. Our goal is to educate present and future generations in aviation’s rich heritage and colorful past while having some great fun, and to ensure this heritage lives and flies forever!

You can help greatly by becoming a Friend of the Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

Choose a Friend Level below and click the associated “Donate” button to pay by credit card or PayPal. If you would like to use a check or money order, please fill out our easy PDF Membership Form.

Sample Newsletters (PDF)

Spring 2012
Summer 2012


Friend Level




Fledgling $25.00 Subscription to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s Rotary Ramblings quarterly newsletter and a 10% discount at aerodrome gift shops.

$50.00 Individual – One pass good for admission for an entire year.


$100.00 Family – Two adult and two children passes good for admission for an entire year.

$250.00 Family – Four adult passes good for admission for an entire year, and an embroidered aerodrome hat.

$500.00 Family – Four adult passes good for admission for an entire year, an embroidered Aerodrome hat and a gift shop item valued at $50 or less.


Flight Leader
$2,000.00 Lifetime – Air show admission for member and accompanying guests for life, personalized tour, a gift shop item valued at $50 or less and an embroidered hat and Lifetime Member shirt.

Please contact us to inquire about higher levels of membership (squadron leader: $5,000, and wing leader: $10,000) offering even greater benefits.