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Red Hook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James S. Hare

 

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

 
James S. Hare Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. James S. Hare Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of
James S. Hare
1960-2018
Announcer, Historian and Ambassador of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
With his distinct, warm and confident voice, great depth of knowledge of aviation history and a wonderful sense of humor, Jim Hare consistently captured the attention of audiences at Old Rhinebeck for over 30 years, teaching them interesting facts while keeping them laughing during weekend air shows. Jim came to the Aerodrome in 1982, where he performed a wide variety of duties with excellence and established lifelong friendships with many members of the staff and crew. He had many great experiences here, but the one that topped them all was meeting a wonderful young lady named Mary, who played the role of "Madamoiselle Fifi" in the Sunday shows. By 1989 they were married, and the wedding became known as one of the very rare occasions when Cole Palen wore a tie!

While working directly for Cole, Jim spent a few winters at Cole's shop in Del Ray Beach, FL. There, he assisted with aircraft projects during the off season to bring back to Rhinebeck when flying weather returned to the Northeast.
James S. Hare Marker on the Announcer's Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. James S. Hare Marker on the Announcer's Tower
He had wonderful, captivating stories to share of his many Aerodrome adventures, and was always first to offer and provide assistance to many of the Aerodrome's "first generation" when their health started to fail in their later years. Always knowing exactly the right things to say, Jim could bring a tear to your eye one minute, and make you laugh out loud the next. Those closest to him never hesitate to regard him as "the best" because he had all the gifts above, and a genuine heart of gold.

This plaque is placed here to dedicate the announcer's tower to Jim Hare, where he was best known and most appreciated by Aerodrome visitors.
 
Location. 41° 58.248′ N, 73° 51.801′ W. Marker is in Red Hook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Norton Road near Stone Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Located on the Announcer's Tower at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Norton Road, Red Hook NY 12571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Margaret's (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hendricks House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Rhinebeck (approx. 1.8 miles away); “Historic Diner”
A 1918 Fokker D-VIII taxis past the Announcer's Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
3. A 1918 Fokker D-VIII taxis past the Announcer's Tower
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Elmendorph Inn (approx. 1.9 miles away); White Corner (approx. 4 miles away); Bogardus Land (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Hook.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. (Submitted on September 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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