The aerodrome in Rhinebeck is meant for airplane and flight enthusiasts and not for people like me. I was told to look at it by a friend and on my visit, I was looking for good photographs to send him.
To enter the museum, you have to go up the hill to a group of old hangers, and into an office where a masked women sits behind a plexiglass screen to collect your money. I don’t know how my $8 (senior rate) can keep her fed and the museum open because during the hour I was there, I didn’t see another attendee.
She did tell me that things had been pretty busy because they are the only venue open in these parts. After paying, I walked around with my camera and studied dusty and rusty planes for good photographic shots.
After snooping around the museum, I went down the hill and across the street to where the planes that can still fly reside. There is also a long and surprisingly hilly field from which the planes take off and on which they land. There was a replica of the Spirit of St Louis that caught my attention, and a variety of anti-German wartime propaganda. There were also some other planes that I would have to be well-paid to consider flight within.