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50th Anniversary at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

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 due to ongoing maintenance… but they should be flying again by now. Notably absent from the show was the Flying Farmer (Stanley Segalla), who retired last year. I was very happy to see the Sopwith Camel out on the field for an engine run-up. It has been out of the show for a few years, and it should be returning to the air next season to battle the Black Baron. Congratulations to the Aerodrome folks for keeping the show going… I hope to attend at least one show a year for the next 50 seasons 🙂

Old Rhinebeck Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Camel

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 2008 – Great Lakes T2

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - Great Lakes T2
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome – Great Lakes T2

What could be better than photographing the beautiful fall foliage you ask? How about photographing vintage airplanes with beautiful fall foliage in the background! I went to the October 12th air show this past Sunday at the Aerodrome. It was a perfect day… sunny, not too hot, not too cold, and not a even a whisper of a breeze. This shot is of a Great Lakes T2 taking off from the airfield. I’ll be posting a few more shots of the planes and people from the show, so stay tuned!