Flying

Fly high: Experience the early days of aviation



The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has one of the largest collections of early airplanes in the world — in fact, their 1909 Blériot holds the title of oldest flying aircraft in the country. A voluminous amount of memorabilia — including planes from the Pioneer, World War I, and Lindbergh eras — fills four buildings to the brim. And they aren’t just showing them off on the ground. The antique planes take to the air on the weekends for demonstrations, which focus on the history of flight and World War I.

And if just watching the action isn’t your style, hop in the biplane (which has room for four) and take a scenic flight over the Hudson. The season opens on May 17; air shows begin on June 14 with a Father’s Day special of $85 dollars for admission and a ride (for fathers only, of course). Adult air show admission $20, biplane rides $70. 845-752-3200; www.oldrhinebeck.org

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