In the Dutchess County Spotlight
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Offers Chance to Say "Thank You" to Wounded Warriors
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome recognizes the defenders of our nation and honors our Wounded Warriors with a special air show on Sunday, August 26.
At 1:45, Robert Jenks, Commander of American Legion Post 178 opens the program. Jenks commented that, "We are joining with the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on this special day to assist the Wounded Warrior Project in their mission to honor and empower men and women wounded in the service of our country and enlist the public's aid for injured service members."
Commander Jenks sits on the 20th Congressional District Veterans Committee for Congressman Chris Gibson.
"This air show honors military men and women defending our nation and is dedicated to fallen warrior USMC Captain Trevor Yurista of Pleasant Valley who lost his life serving in Afghanistan on October 27, 2008." said Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Air Show President, Neill Herman.
The Aerodrome will donate $5 to The Wounded Warrior Project for each adult air show admission. Aerodrome Chief Pilot, Bill Gordon, of the Iron Eagles Aerobatic Team will thrill the audience with a special performance flying his 450 horsepower Stearman biplane. An open cockpit experience of the selected aerodrome signature antique flying machines is also offered on Sunday.
Call the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome at (845) 752-3200 or visit www.oldrhinebeck.org The Museum and grounds at 9 Norton Rd., Rhinebeck are open 10am to 5:30pm daily. The Aerodrome has four hangars displaying 60 antique airplanes, automobiles and related artifacts. Air shows at 2pm on weekends feature pioneer, barnstorming and historic airplanes of World War I; open cockpit biplane rides are available.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Air Shows and the Wounded Warrior Project are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.