“It Isn’t An Airplane If It Doesn’t Fly”
-Cole Palen, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Founder
Our 2023 Air Shows are every Saturday and Sunday June 17-Oct 15. Gates open at 10 AM, Pre-Show Activity at 2:00 PM, we fly at 2:30 PM. Open Cockpit Biplane Rides are available before and after the Air Shows, starting at 10 AM and running to twilight. Snack stand open at noon. We’re in the middle of the historic Hudson Valley, halfway between New York City and Albany’s Capital District, and a scenic drive from North New Jersey and Western New England. Plan Your Visit and we’ll look forward to your visit.
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 (Cheer!), the villainous Black Baron of Rhinebeck (Boo!), scenery, pyrotechnics and a WWI tank. The supporting cast includes many antique automobiles.
The stars are the historic airplanes including our 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 our shows.
Air Show Admission
- Toddler (Up to Age 5)–Free
- Youth ( Age 6-17)–$13
- Adult (Age 18-64)-–$28
- Senior (Age 65+)–$21
- Active/Retired Military with ID–$21
Group Rate Discounts for 15 or more, must be arranged in advance, call 845-752-3200