What: Air shows – History of flight & WWI Dog Fight Spectacular
Who: Cole Palen’s Old Historic Aerodrome
When: Every Saturday and Sunday ***Cancelled July 23 & 24th***
Where: The Aerodrome
Details: Our 2022 Air Shows are every Saturday and Sunday June 18-Oct 16. Gates open at 10 AM, Pre-Show Activity at 2:00 PM, we fly at 2:30 PM. Open Cockpit Biplane Rides are available before and after the Air Shows, starting at 10 AM and running to twilight. Snack stand open at noon. We’re in the middle of the historic Hudson Valley, halfway between New York City and Albany’s Capital District, and a scenic drive from North New Jersey and Western New England. Plan Your Visitand we’ll see you this season.
The Saturday “History of Flight” program highlights the Pioneer era before WWI, a WWI Show teaser, and the Golden Age of Aviation in the ’20s and ’30s.
The Sunday Show is our WWI dog fight spectacular with a hero, a heroine (Cheer!), the villainous Black Baron of Rhinebeck (Boo!), scenery, pyrotechnics and a WWI tank. The supporting cast includes many antique automobiles.
The stars are the historic airplanes including our 1909 Bleriot, the oldest regularly flying airplane in the Western Hemisphere; the Fokker DR-I Triplane, the most famous fighter of WWI; and a precise replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, which was the first aircraft to fly NY to Paris in 1927. While aircraft rotate on and off the flightline, usually 15-20 are flyable for our shows.