Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Opens 51st Season June 12

Jun 09, 2010, 13:23 ET from Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

RHINEBECK, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome announced today the beginning and highlights of the 2010 air show season. A barnstorming air show on Saturday, June 12, featuring pioneer antique airplanes will open the season. Then on Sunday, June 13, there will be mock dogfights between biplanes of The Great War and a cameo appearance by the evil Black Baron of Rhinebeck and his red 1918 DR-1 Fokker tri-plane. The museum and grounds open at 10 AM daily, with air shows planned for 2 PM every Saturday and Sunday through October 17. Come early and browse through four hangars of antique airplanes, automobiles and related artifacts of the 1900 – 1940 period.

"June will be a great month because our opening weekend coincides with the Antique Motorcycle Association's Grand Super Meet at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on June 11 – 13. Then the Good Guys Rod and Custom Car Show will be held there on June 25 – 27," said Hugh Schoelzel, President of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Air Shows. "We 'wing nuts' share common DNA with the 'gear heads' who attend those events, so we offer a $5 discount at our gate to encourage motorcycle and custom car enthusiasts to take in both venues," Schoelzel said.

For Father's Day on June 19 and 20, a special admission and biplane ride combination for dads will be offered for $75. Treat the entire family to a flight over the Hudson Valley. The Aerodrome's 1929 New Standard biplane accommodates four in its open passenger compartment.  

Mark your calendars for August 14 and 15. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will host Artists, Photographers and Writers from the area with displays and opportunities to create works with antique aviation themes. Professionals will conduct "how to" seminars in aerial photography on August 15. "The newly refurbished Fokker DVII in its historic paint scheme by air show announcer/ artist Al Loncto is sure to be a favorite subject," said Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum President, Mike DiGiacomio. "The renovation took two years, under the direction of Aerodrome Director of Maintenance and Chief pilot, Bill Gordon and his team of volunteers."

September 11 and 12 will offer the traditionally popular Annual Model Airplane Show with radio-controlled model aircraft of the period performing in addition to our regular air shows.    

Visit www.oldrhinebeck.org for more information about Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's 2010 season and weekend air show schedule for 2010.

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