Old Rhinebeck and Mus­taches

Flight Journal - - AIRDROP -

Thank you for the fine ar­ti­cle on the Old Rhinebeck Aero­drome. Peo­ple with any in­ter­est in the his­tory of avi­a­tion should be sure to visit it; they will be amazed—and amused. On one of my vis­its, I was in­vited to be part of the show. My part was to im­per­son­ate Al­berto San­tos-Du­mont. I protested that I was too tall but was told that I had a mus­tache and would fit the cos­tume. Af­ter get­ting dressed for the part, I rode in an an­tique au­to­mo­bile wav­ing to the crowd. Later, I helped to han­dle their Ble­riot on the ground. It was a treat for me. Eu­gene Sou­ber­man

The Rhinebeck formula of “Fun and Fly­ing” is unique in Amer­ica and shouldn’t be missed.—BD

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