“It Isn’t An Airplane If It Doesn’t Fly”
Our 2021 Air Shows start on June 19 and 20. We are working to meet the rapidly changing NYS and CDC guidelines, especially in regard to social distancing, health screening, and sanitation. Please check back here, frequently, to see how you can help us to keep your family safe during your visit. Biplane Rides are available before and after the Air Shows, starting at 10 AM and running to twilight.
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.