VHV Reviews the Rhinebeck Aerodrome

| September 23, 2000 | 0 Comments

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Stone Church Road
Rhinebeck, New York

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2000

Cost: Adults: $10.00
Children (between 6 and 10 years of age):$5.00
Children under 6: Free


The day we went to the Aerodrome, it was cloudy with the threat of rain. The air show went on as scheduled. It was entertaining and educational.

My son (9 years old) especially liked the toilet paper trick. One of the pilots threw a roll of toilet paper from the plane. As it was falling to the ground leaving a trail of unraveling paper behind it, the pilot would make the plane swerve around and fly back through the trail and cut the toilet paper in half. This feat was repeated until the paper dropped too low to the ground to safely do it again.

That was one of the many displays that we enjoyed during the show. Aerodrome also offers plane rides for $40 per person. The rides last for approximately a 15 minutes. We weren’t brave enough to go for it (I’ll blame it on the fact that we had a 4 year old with us and we didn’t want her to be scared — yeah, er, that’s right…didn’t want her to be scared.)

Personally, I’m not an expert in WWI fighter planes nor antique vehicles, however, I was thoroughly impressed and intrigued by the various antique vehicles, bikes, motor bikes, planes and flying contraptions.

It started to rain so we didn’t go to the museum, but we suggest you not only visit the Aerodrome, but visit their website at www.oldrhinebeck.org

Memberships are offered starting as low as $25 annually.

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