22 January 2023–Lofty Goals. The Spartan “Black Cat” Hangar is getting a loft. We can put a lot of miscellaneous stuff up there and make room for more aircraft and vehicles to be better protected.
17 January 2023–Our Overarching Concern is Protecting the Collection. Our replacement AVRO Hangar taking curvaceous shape.
14 January 2023–Eighty Five HP and Endless Energy. Continental’s “A” and “C’ engines have powered thousand of light aircraft since 1938. Our Youth Program powers the next generation of aviators. Please help continue both to fly high with the Annual Appeal.
11 January 2023–All the Leaves are Brown and the Sky is Gray, We’re Putting Up Steel on a Winter’s Day. Verticals for the AVRO Hangar replacement. Come see all we’re doing. Museum opens May 1, Air Shows start Jun 17.
17 December 2022–‘Dem Bones-Our second New Standard D-25 passenger hopper is in the shop. The wings are well underway. We’re hoping two Open Cockpit Rides Biplanes within a year.
10 December 2022–The Ranger Revealed-In the Albatros D.Va replica. Help us get the cowlings back on with a donation to the Annual Appeal.
8 December 2022–It’s an Arup, Buttercup-Master Mechanic Ken Cassen’s pet project sprouted a wing. It is pretty much all wing. Info on this fabulous replica is Here.
6 December 2022–From Bottom to Top-Hangar projects underway. Left, the footings for the replacement Avro Hangar. Right, the new roof for the Black Cat. We’re working to better protect the Collection.
28 Nov 2022–Get a Grip-The 1909 Bleriot XI wing repairs would move along faster if Brian had more clamps. Still, coming along nicely.
16 Nov 2022–Mercedes on the Move-The engine from the Fokker D VII getting ready for shipping to overhaul evaluation.
14 Nov 2022-In The Ditch-A floating foundation for the replacement Avro Hangar. The new version will include space for the Youth Program.
14 Nov 2022-A New Dawn for the Dawn Patrol. Black Cat coming along nicely. Door soon.
3 Nov 2022-Home Improvement-New Siding, windows, and a door for the Black Cat Hangar for better winter storage.
25 Oct 2022-Bahhh and Biplanes-The annual Sheep and Wool Festival is at the Fair Grounds just south of our traffic pattern-we did a flyby. So much to do in the Hudson Valley.
25 October 2022- Back to the Shop-The Air Show season is over and we’re starting repairs on the 1909 Bleriot XI wings. Thanks to the Annual Appeal, Brian Coughlin has them under way.
17 October 2022-Season Finale Fun-(steam) punks and pals with pups at our last Air Shows of the season. Our 2023 Air Show season will be June 17-Oct 15.
10 October 2022-Pumpkin Bombing-everyone’s favorite event of the year. The Heuer daughter- bombardier, dad-pilot team in the family Great Lakes Trainer.
27 Sep 2022-Look out Sir Percy! Announcer Dan Taylor adds a new way for the Black Baron to work his evil deeds.
13 Sep 2022-An Emerald Anniversary! The Mid Hudson Radio Control Society held their 55th annual Jamboree at the Aerodrome. Here’s to 55 more. spectacular meets in September.
26 Aug 2022-Model Behavior. Almost all the Aerodrome crew started with model airplanes and our fans continue the tradition. From our Facebook Fan Page. Yes, Marco’s Jenny and Bleriot are very large scale models and Ian’s Caudron is going to be extremely accurate.
21 Aug 2022–Skeletor. What they look like without fabric. The Davis D1-W in progress.
09 Aug 2022-Great Scott! The NE Delorean Club travelled “Back to the Aerodrome” this past weekend. Have a group? Call Us. 845-752-3200.
02 August 2022–They cruised in from CT. We welcome groups and the CT Cruisers are great. For info on group visits, Call Us. 845-752-3200.
28 July 2022–Our founder is famous. With EAA Airventure winding down for 2022, it is good to see Cole Palen as part of a great Class of ’95.
13 July 2022–From “over there” to “over here.” The East Coast Doughboys re-enactors provide an authentic color guard to open the show.
13 July 2022–Call me a cab. Our 1909 Renault Taxi with family members of WWI ace, Raoul Lufbery, marching in the Wallingford, CT parade. Lufbery grew up there. The model on the roof is finished to represent Lufbery’s Nieuport 17.
8 July 2022–From the Anthem to the airplanes. Our talented “young types” do it all–running the Rides booth, being ground crew, and appearing in the show. They all started as Volunteers and you can, too.
8 July 2022–Taube take off. As the pilots gain confidence the 1912 Taube replica gets a bit higher each flight. It will stay unground effect for the time being.
20 June 2022–Weather or knot to fly. You can tell the speed of the wind by the angle of the windsock. Sunday is was straight out which is in excess of 15 knots or 17 MPH. Actually we measured a gust at 30 MPH. Too stiff for us to fly. Wind checks for all and see you next weekend.
6 June 2022–The “F” is for flying. Our 1912 Taube Model F replica lifts for the first time at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Not very high, not very fast, not very far-first steps.
5 June 2022– Flying to flapjacks. Every season our pilots re-qualify their “ACE” cards to fly their Air Show routines. This year they decided to fortify with a formation to a neighboring airport’s pancake breakfast. Front to back- Bristol Fighter, Stearman, Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch.
23 May 2022–She’s a winner! Cassandra Coleman, graduating Red Hook Central, is the 2022 awardee of the Jim Hare Memorial Scholarship. She will attend Brown University. With the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s Air Show and Events Manager Stew Sommerville and BoT Pres. Mike DiGiacomio
12 May 2022–Success at sunset. The first test flight of our Bristol F.2B with Director of Aircraft Maintenance Mark Mondello at the controls.
6 May 2022–The traveling Taube. the wings are already at the field. Now, moving that wide center section, 35 miles, including passage across a mile-long bridge over the Hudson.
2 May 2022–They’re all champs. The Youth Education Program with their new Aeronca Champ. Just flew up from Florida.
27 April 2022–We’re not just old airplanes. We have over 33 vintage vehicles as well. The “Car Guys” busy doing what they do best. Take the Vehicle Collection for a test drive.
20 April 2022–Our new baby-It’s a Taube! Thanks to builder Mike Fithian for donating the only flying Taube F replica in the world to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. See it fly this season at our Air Shows.
6 April 2022–A. V. Roe was a pioneer British designer and builder. thanks, to the Disosway Foundation our old AVRO Hangar is being replaced by a new one that is a bit more weather-tight. You can watch it go up when you visit for an Air Show this season.
4 April 2022–On the Road again. Hopefully for the last time our Albatros D.Va coming down to the field from the Museum. By next year, a new hangar on the field!
31 March 2022–A bidder’s great generosity in the Bleriot Rudder Fabric Auction is already helping “Propel the Pioneers.” New fabric is already on a refurbished rudder.
29 March 2022–We could have danced when we found this jig that had been in storage for at least 20 years. This is a rib jig for the 1909 Bleriot XI currently under restoration. When the fabric came off we found broken ribs on both panels. This jig, with some extra gussets, will make it a lot easier and faster to make replacements.
20 March 2022–Looking fit. The Bisfit–Bristol Fighter full assembled for the first time. 99% done with 99% to go (as Ken Cassens says.) Watch for test flight shots. Planning for her to be in our Air Shows starting in June.
2o March 2022–From a kid flying our Bleriot to Airline Captain. Alex Jameison now in the left seat at Delta’s Endeavor Air.
18 March 2022–High and dry. Our new 6400 square foot hangar towers above the annual Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Mudfest. Those doors are about 60 and 40 feet wide allowing us to get our largest aircraft in safely. And, we have a couple of BIG surprises coming this season.
14 March 2022–How many mechanics and Volunteers does it take? Rob, Steve, and Mark adding roundels to the Bristol Fighter replica lower wings.
12 March 2022–Flying Historic Aircraft requires repetitive restoration. Our 1909 Bleriot XI is in the shop and it looks like what was going to be a recovering will also require a rebuilding of her wings. Still, not as extensive as Cole Palen’s original job after recovery from a new Hampshire junkyard.
11 March 2022–Carrying the flame. Michelle using the modified Seine knot rib stitching on the Youth Program J-2 Cub. The tapes cushion the stitches against the fabric and the chalk lines make them line up just right. The Youth Program teaches a new generation the mechanical, piloting, and critical thinking skills to keep the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome vibrant for the future.
10 March 2022–With this ring. The gun ring on on the Bis-Fit replica is mounted. Dave Trost is determined to have her ready for the Air Show season starting June 18. No, they’re not real (there are rules about that.) Yes, they will fire very realistically.