Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 10/21/2017

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Trip

Saturday, October 21-22, 2017

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

9 Norton Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571



Come Join Troop 49 and witness first hand these amazing vintage flying machines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cole Palen founded the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in 1958 with a handful of airplanes and a dream.  He built it into a world-renowned destination as America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft.  The Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was established in 1993 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to continue Cole’s legacy.  Our mission is preserving, restoring and flying the aircraft of the Pioneer, WWI, and Golden Ages of Aviation.

We entertain and educate by preserving over 60 vintage aircraft, many antique automobiles and motorcycles, and related memorabilia in a classic small town airport setting.  Our static display Museum is open from May through October and we fly two different airshows each Saturday and Sunday, Mid-June through Mid-October. This will be a scout only event, no siblings. Parents are welcome to join us.

Register Here: http://www.troop49oakland.org/survey/index.php/255372?lang=en

Payment Page Here: Old Rhineback 2017 Payment Page

Scoutmaster In Charge (SIC/ASIC)

Dan Fern 201-832-2967 /Chris Mitsinikos 201-669-9103

Tentative Agenda: Gather at OLPH at 7:30 am on Saturday (21th),   roll call, head up the NY thruway 1:23 minutes to the Aerodrome. Gates open at 10am. Partially setup camp right at the Aerodrome and start roaming the hangars/ museums. Eat lunch at the camp area around noon and head back to see the airshow at 2pm. After the airshow, head back to the campsite after gates close at 5. Prep for dinner, eat, clean up and enjoy the rest of the evening. Leave the following day, Sunday (22nd) mid-morning and head home, arriving around 12pm.


  • Leave OLPH at 730am
  • Drive 1.5 hours to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
  • Partially setup camp. Pending time.
  • Get tickets and tour hangars and museums.
  • Return to campsite to eat lunch (cooks needed)
  • Tour hangars after lunch and get ready for the airshow at 2pm
  • Return to campsite located right on site after gates close at 5pm
  • Cook dinner (cooks needed) clean up hang out with the other scout groups and enjoy the evening, talking about how amazing the day was!!


  • Have a quick and easy breakfast (cooks needed)
  • Pack and clean up the site
  • Head home, arriving around 12 noon.


Dress in layers for fall weather. Please bring the appropriate clothing and gear for the intended weather. We will be outside for the most part, with the occasional indoor portion of the museums. Also, bring sunscreen and a hat for the airshow portion. Camera and sunglass are also a good idea since you’ll be looking up most of the time. We will also have the troop trailer onsite for the cooking equipment etc.

Food:  Please eat breakfast prior to arriving at OLPH on Saturday. We are looking for cooks for Saturday Lunch, Dinner and Sunday’s breakfast.


$25 for Scouts

$30 for Adults

Includes ticket, camping and troop provided food (lunch, dinner and breakfast)

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