Help Make A Great Year Even Better


You made a great 2017 season possible by your support. As the end of the year approaches, your tax-deductible gift will help us keep ‘em flying.

We’re nonprofit museum, chartered by New York State Board to educate and entertain.  We preserve, restore and fly historic and our educational outreach effort continues to grow.

In 2017 we:

  • Returned Cole Palen’s original Fleet 16B to the flightline.
  • Started “Kids Fly,” introducing youngsters to the wonders of flight.
  • Upgraded the experience in the History of Flight building.
  • Hosted Hudson Valley Steampunk’s first Flights of Fancy festival.
  • Provided programs for the Clifton Park-Halfmoon and Red Hook public libraries.
  • Brought a Pietenpol Aircamper to the Westchester Aero Modelers Show.
  • Hosted the 51st Annual Mid-Hudson RC Society Jamboree.

Over the winter we have exciting projects:

  • Install the engine in the SPAD VII, returning it to the shows.
  • Complete the restoration of the Sopwith Dolphin.
  • Continue to restore our second passenger biplane.
  • Provide materials to support the restoration of our Nieuport 11, Velie Monocoupe and AVRO 504K.

And, we need your generous support for these major items:

  • Our Visitors Center and Gift Shop–a long term and hefty commitment.
  • Stabilize our existing hangars and build new.
  • Continue work stabilizing “The Barn,” one of the oldest structures of its type in the Hudson Valley.
  • Maintain our New Standard rides biplane.
  • Dozens of projects that make a visit to the Aerodrome more educational and enjoyable.
  • The “Car Guys” can always use a boost.

Your unrestricted donation gives us the flexibility to address immediate needs and plan for the long term.

Other options include:

  • Adopt-a-Plane story signs, with the history of the aircraft and a recognition of your donation that will last for years. $5000.
  • Fence Banner Sponsorships for businesses, with your logo and information for all our guests to see. $100 – $1500, please call 845-752-3200 and talk to Carol.
  • Events for your family, civic or affinity group, we host birthday parties to weddings to corporate meetings to festivals.

We have a variety of ways to donate:

  • Click Here.
  • Mail your donation to:
    • Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, PO Box 229, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  • Call in your credit card at 845-752-3200
  • Become a member, at any level, it sets up a long-term relationship and you get continuing benefits.

As we approach our 60th year, thank you for making it possible, and join us as we continue to fly, educate and entertain.