The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is opening it’s doors for 2011 on June 4th, with the first airshow on June 11. There is a photo contest being run by the Atlantic Flyer which is taking submissions until April 30th with the grand prize being VIP Access to the Aerodrome and an Air to Air photo flight. … Continue reading Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 2011
I had to make my yearly visit to the Aerodrome a little earlier than usual. I usually go to the last show of the season when the foliage is nearing peak color, but had to settle on late September. The weather was perfect, and we had a great day. Unfortunately, the Biplane rides were canceled … Continue reading 50th Anniversary at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Fokker DR.I Always a favorite with the crowd, the Fokker DR.I is apparently very difficult to fly. The announcer at the show described it as “always trying to kill the pilot”. There are no known original copies of the DR.I in existence, so this one (and any other you will ever see) is a replica.
Albatross D.Va The Albatross D.Va is one of my favorite biplanes at the Aerodrome. It has beautiful lines, and the lacquered wood fuselage gives it a bit of a sailing ship feel. The smoke coming from the engine was just part of the show… a little oil injected into the exhaust.