In the Dutchess County Spotlight
Radio Controlled Antique Model Airplanes Add Excitement
Radio Controlled Antique Model Airplanes Add Excitement for Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Air Shows Sept. 8 & 9
"The aerodrome's late founder, Cole Palen, started to host the Mid-Hudson RC Society Radio Controlled Jamboree more than 40 years ago. Our model airplane museum is chocked full of aircraft models built by Cole, not as a boy, but in later years when he was building and restoring full size machines." said Michael DiGiacomio, President of Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum.
"When I was 18, my 16-year old brother and I made the 150 mile pilgrimage from our Long Island home to attend the Jamboree event. We endured an unseasonably cold night sleeping in the back of an old van, but it was worth it because we were at the famous Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and got to meet Cole Palen," said Warren Batson, President of the Mid-Hudson RC Society and new member of the Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum Board of Trustees.
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum and grounds open at 10am; biplane rides are available for $75 after the air shows. Visit www.oldrhinebeck.org.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a 501 C - 3 non-profit organization.