Featured past column: “Pilgrimage to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome”


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Since my current July, 2009 AOPA Flight Training column is about WWI aircraft, I thought it might be fun to simultaneously feature a past column on the topic.

Read this month’s featured column, “Pilgrimage to Old Rhinebeck,” here. It’s the story of a very special place, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in upstate New York, where authentic World War airplanes still fly today. Don’t miss seeing it, if you ever find yourself in the area!

Photo: Germany’s “Red Baron,” Manfred von Richthofen, actually scored more victories in the Albatros D.Va than in his famous red Fokker Triplanes. See additional photos here.

“Pilgrimage to Old Rhinebeck” originally appeared in AOPA Flight Training in January, 2001. An expanded version appears in my book, Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane. (Read my current July, 2009 column, “Dawn of Flight,” here.)  ©2009 Gregory N. Brown

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