50th Anniversary RC Model Airplane Meet
RHINEBECK – The Mid-Hudson Radio-Control Society will host the 50th Annual Golden-Anniversary R/C Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2016.
View well over 100 of the best giant-scale radio-control models of vintage aircraft in the country flying from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. both days.
The Aerodrome’s R/C Jamboree is one of the longest running events of its type and has been a popular attraction at Old Rhinebeck right from the start.
On Saturday afternoon at approximately 1:45 p.m. (just prior to the full-scale Aerodrome air-show), the Academy of Model Aeronautics (a national non-profit organization for aero-modelers with a membership of over 875,000), will present a special award to the Aerodrome, officially recognizing as it as a National Aeromodeling Historic Landmark.
The Aerodrome’s full-scale airshows will take place as usual on both days, starting at 2:00pm. For more information about the model meet visit: www.mhrcs.com
Saturday evening, September 10, at 5:30 pm, the Aerodrome will host a dinner/fundraiser event for modelers and interested parties in the main “History of Flight” museum building.
Catering will be by Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant from Red Hook, and Spaghetti, Baked Ziti, Salad, and Chicken Francaise will be served.
Special guests, including participants in the first-ever Jamboree at Old Rhinebeck will talk about the early days of the meet and how it evolved over the years.
There will be slide show encompassing the history of the event, and aviation related items will be made available in a silent auction.
Seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the Aerodrome Friday and Saturday before the dinner at $30 each. Tickets may also be purchased in advance.
Contact the Aerodrome office for details.
Biplane rides will be available during the weekend and they will run from 4 p.m. to dusk. Shows and rides are weather permitting.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s museum and grounds are open daily from 10AM to 5:00PM weekdays, and 10AM to 5:30PM Saturdays and Sundays, featuring more than 60 antique airplanes, dozens of vintage automobiles and related artifacts to view and learn about. The Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum is a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization. Memberships are available and donations are appreciated.