WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York


RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome north of New York City.

An original American Curtiss JN-4H "Jenny" flies along with reproductions of a French Spad VII and German Fokkers on a summer Sunday. Pilots are playing to the crowds alongside a grassy field 80 miles north of the city. They're honoring the pioneers who flew above trenches a century ago — except this time the pilots are having fun.

The aerodrome is one of the scattered places around the world that does air shows based on World War I, which began July 28, 1914. The attraction also boasts a museum and hangars packed with planes from the dawn of flight up to World War II.

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