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|For thousands of years man tried to fly. Lacking success, he
fantasized of it in his writings and art. A well known example in Greek mythology is
Icarus, who flew too close to the sun with his wings of sticks, wax and feathers. For this
foolhardiness he fell and gave his life to the sea. Man was not discouraged by the many
failures. Each one taught a new lesson and brought him closer to his dream. In the late
nineteenth century, little toy aeroplanes began to show up in the hands of children. Some
only glided while others flew by rubber band powered propellers. These toys proved that
uncontrolled flight was possible; encouraging men from many nations and of every caliber
to work feverishly on the problems between them and the sky.
This section of Ancient Alley is dedicated to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and the many people who work there. It is especially dedicated to the man who founded it, the late Cole Palen.
You can visit the "Official," Old
Rhinebeck Aerodrome site by clicking on this banner.
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|No matter how much or little you know about aviation, I
recommend you come and see the, "Birth Of Aviation." You will be amazed as you see how men began military and
commercial aviation. Besides airplanes, there are also old cars and motorcycles.
During the "Golden Age of Aviation" (also known as the "Barnstorming Days") folks often sat on plank benches beside a grass airstrip to watch the air show. They, "ooh'd and aah'd, as amateur and former military pilots performed aerobatics in delicate planes made of wood and fabric. At, "Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome," you get to do the same thing. It is a whole day (weekend if you wish) with aviation history. The air shows are narrated by Jim Hare, who will educate you about events as they are performed. Come and talk to the pilots. No where else in the world can YOU talk with men about the W.W.I aircraft they fly. This is a place to bring the whole family for good wholesome entertainment.
You won't go away disappointed. And when you do leave, you will never forget what you experienced.
Have you ever wanted to see working vintage airplanes? Want to fly in a restored biplane? There are four museum buildings filled with aviation exhibits from the early twentieth century. Come and experience man's success with early flight.
Come Visit Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
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|The Show Grounds|
|1909 Blériot XI|
|1918 Curtiss "Jenny" JN-4H|
|1917 Sopwith "Camel"|
|1918 Fokker D.VII|
|1914 - 1918 Avro 504 K|
|1931 Great Lakes 2T-1MS|
|"Return to Rhinebeck"|
|The Spirit of St. Louis|
|Projects in Progress|
Rhinebeck July 2008
Click on this banner to visit the museum with the
largest Ryan Airlines archives.
Birth place of the Spirit of St. Louis
This is a non-profit web site, dedicated to the founder Cole Palen, and the promotion of, "Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome."
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