Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York opens its gates on Aug. 13 and 14 for Artists, Authors and Photographers to display their creations and create new ones. It’s a special opportunity to immortalize the aerodrome’s historic aviation-related collection and for authors to sign and sell books, officials note.
On Sunday, Aug. 14, the aerodrome will showcase its “work in progress” reproduction of the Spirit of St. Louis airplane. Ev Cassagneres, an internationally recognized historian of Ryan Aeronautical Company and author of a five books, will provide insight from his work, “The Untold Story of the Spirit of St. Louis.” He will display and sign his books on site. The aerodrome’s “Spirit” is a nearly completed reproduction of the airplane used by Charles Lindbergh for his 1927 transatlantic crossing. It is sheltered in Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s Ryan Hangar near the flight line.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s museum and grounds are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There are four hangars with more than 60 antique airplanes plus automobiles and related artifacts to browse through. At 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Air Shows take place featuring pioneer, barnstorming and historic airplanes from World War I; biplane rides will also be available.
For more information: 845-752-3200, OldRhinebeck.org