Archive | August, 2014

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome – Receiving International Attention!

4 Aug

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, home of the 1911 Baker Electric (the subject of this blog) was featured in an Associated Press by Michael Hill article this weekend. The article is titled, “WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York” and you can easily find it on the internet by “googling” the title.

Here is a link to the related video :

Thank you AP for your coverage!


One Armed Man short film – Critically acclaimed!

4 Aug

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's Baker Electric

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s Baker Electric

Last year the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s Baker Electric was used in a film called “The One Armed Man.” This short film stars Charlie Haid, Terry Kinney, and John Magaro. It was directed by Tim Guinee and written by Horton Foote.

The film was produced by: Executive Producer – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Producers – Tim Guinee, Hallie Foote, Bruno Michels, Associate Producer – Rex Camphuis and Line Producer – Ruben Garcia. Sadly Phillip Seymour Hoffman tragically died just as the film was being released.

The plot summary is: A wealthy cotton gin executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of an arm lost in the gin’s machinery, in Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote’s chilling drama, One Armed Man.

Over the past several months the film has received critical acclaim and has won several film festivals, including the National Short Film Competition at the USA Film festival in Dallas, the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Delta International Film Festival in Mississippi, The Cape Fear Independent Film Festival in Wilmington, NC and the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX.

Many of Hollywood’s top actors have praised the film including Robert Duvall, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Melissa Leo, Ed Harris, Richard Dreyfuss, David Straitharin, Richard Jenkins, Mandy Patinkin, Brenda Blethyn, Aiden Quinn, Lucy Liu, Giancarlo Esposito and Gary Sinise among others.
Congratulations to the team who put this film together and thank you for using the Aerodrome’s Baker Electric in a starring role! For additional information about the film please visit