August 29th, 2012
Aerodrome air show pays tribute to veterans
Aerodrome pilots and veterans Chris Bulko, Herb Gregory and Jose Milares stand with the aerodrome’s veteran 1917 Hisso-Jenny to honor those who served, as well as those who now defend our country.
RHINEBECK - On Sunday, August 26, 2012, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome held a special air show to say thank you to the men and women who defend our country, and to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Robert Jenks, Commander of American Legion Post 178, who sits on 20th Congressional District Veterans Committee for Congressman Chris Gibson, opened the program by recognizing the sacrifices that have been made by our fighting men and women. The Amerscot Highland Pipers played Amazing Grace and the Red Hook VFW 7765 displayed the colors while the aerodrome’s original 1917 WWI era Hisso-Jenny was flown in a stirring tribute.
Old Rhinebeck Air Show President, Neill Herman said “The special air show attracted more than 500 people, and coupled with donations made by visitors and staff, nearly $2,500 was raised.”
The aerodrome donated 25% of its gate receipts to the Wounded Warrior Project to help in their mission to honor and empower men and women wounded in the service of our country, and enlist the public’s aid for the treatment of injured service members.
In addition to the normal Sunday air show featuring pioneer, barnstorming, and vintage airplanes from WWI, visitors were treated to a special 450 horsepower Stearman biplane stunt performance by the aerodrome’s chief pilot, Bill Gordon.
Old Rhinebeck Air Shows and The Wounded Warrior Project are both 501 © 3 non-profit organizations.