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Troop 160 Returns to Rhinebeck Aerodrome

posted Aug 5, 2015, 6:08 PM by Troop Editor   [ updated Aug 5, 2015, 6:11 PM ]
Troop 160 returned to Rhinebeck Aerodrome for a second year, for a weekend of camping, cooking and flying!  Eight Troop 160
Scouts earned the Aviation Merit Badge thanks to one of the Rhinebeck pilots who helped teach, using a 1938 Piper Cub to explain basic instruments. 

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. It presents one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, many of which regularly take to the air for thrilling demonstrations during weekend airshows.

Rhinebeck Aerodrome has in its collection the oldest, still flying aircraft in the US, second oldest in the world: the 1909 Bleriot Model 11. (Above) Our Scout service project was carefully hand washing this incredible machine.