Welcome to Fred's Vintage Aircraft Home Page
Hi Friends...This site is my new spot on the web.
As you can see, my new URL is:
My new e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Fred Sgrosso, and I am an amateur photographer
with an interest in things that fly; from butterflies to aircraft.
web site contains photos of Pioneer, WWI, and Lindbergh era vintage aircraft
at Cole Palen's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Included are two WWII bombers
flown by the Collings Foundation, as well as other aircraft that I found interesting to photograph and write about.
I feel it is necessary to support organizations
that provide a link to the past with actual flying aircraft. If we do not,
and these organizations disappear, our sharp view of the past will also.I am proud to be a member
of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum.
Feel free to E-mail me at the address below with your comments, corrections
1917 Fokker Dr-1 Triplane taxiing and Cole Palen
(see text below).
Photos by Fred Sgrosso
This is what it is all about!! The "Red Baron's"
plane of WWI. This little beauty is my favorite. The bright red triplane
is just plain sexy. I never tire of looking at the triplane; or any of
the other replica or original vintage aircraft I have had the privilege
to see at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, New York. At one time, the late
Cole Palen had his red Dr-1 in the air along with a black version. Being
able to see any of these vintage planes perform mock combat in the skies
over Rhinebeck, is a spine tingling event every single time. For a quick
look at the man that created the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, pass
your mouse over the image above, (DO NOT CLICK) and Cole Palen's image should appear.
Be sure to visit the Old Rhinebeck link on the last Rhinebeck page.
Here for Vintage Aircraft Photos
(To start the complete series of pages including
For Individual pages of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome---
Click on the photos below.
* * = New Photo(s).
|The Early Years
1909 Blériot Model XI
-- 1910 Hanroit--
1911 Curtiss "D" Pusher
1915 Nieuport XI
1913 Caudron G.III
The 1913 Caudron G.III* *
This photo is on the lower
portion of the Nieuport page
1917 Sopwith Camel
A favorite of the "Red Baron"
Photos Then and Now.
1918 Fokker D.VIII
See the Fokker Evolution
|Between the Wars
Stearman, Stampe SV-4,
Great Lakes Trainer,
The Black Baron and Trudy Truelove
|Between the Wars|
1929 New Standard Biplane
Also see photos of Stan Segalla's Piper
1947 Piper Cub
This photo is at the bottom of the D-25 page.
| 1918 Sopwith Dolphin
This photo is at the bottom of the Albatros page.
|**New Images Box|
Graphs and data of the era!
SPAD Images 11/08/00
Yellow Tiger Moth 04/09/01
September 2001 visit(11/27/01)
Classic Aircraft 07/26/01
Be sure to click on
Old Rhinebeck Related Links-- Click