It’s Kids Fly Weekend at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Refueling interest in the thrills and romance of old-school aviation, Cole Palen’s Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome presents Kids Fly Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18.  This is a weekend of flying, education and fun with Mike, one of the original Aerodrome kids. The first 25 kids get a free model to build and fly (later arrivals can purchase one at the Gift Shop). Kids will sit in a historic aircraft, talk with a pilot, ride in an antique car and get out on the field for the mass launch. One kid each day wins a biplane ride with the adult of his or her choice. The Aerodrome’s famous Air Show is included.

The Museum and grounds are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show kicks off at 2 p.m. with a vintage fashion show and car parade. The flying begins at 2:30 p.m. and goes until 4 p.m. The show highlights the Pioneer Era before World War I, a World War I show teaser and the Golden Age of Aviation in the ’20s and ’30s.

Kids Fly Weekend
Saturday/Sunday, Aug. 17/18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
9 Norton Rd., Red Hook
(845) 752-3200