Pistons & Props Fly/Drive-in (KSCH)


This is the third year that the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Flying Club is hosting in partnership with Capital Car Shows, the Thiers Memorial Pistons & Props Fly/Drive-in. The objective of this event is to raise funds to support the Thiers Memorial Endowment Fund (see Thiers Fund for more information). The importance of the event is much more then to raise money, it is to support the future of aviation. The fund provides financial assistance to students to achieve their private pilots license. All proceeds from this event will be directly deposited into the fund. We are proud to announce that we have raised over $2,500.00 for the fund so far! Every cent brings us closer to our goal of becoming a self sufficient aviation club that provides flight training scholarships to deserving students.

It doesn't matter if you drive or fly, students, community members, and pilots are all invited for a great day of food, music, cars, and of course AIRPLANES!

Contact Austin Rivera ([masked] or [masked]) for more information.



  • LC-130










  • Robinson R44 - $50 for 10 minute ride










  • Eurocopter EC-135












  • 1942 Stearman Model 75










  • Northrop F-5E Tiger











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  • Bruce M.

    I guess when we schedule an event we should plan a time and place to meet other members of the group.

    June 23, 2013

  • Max S.

    Got to take a helicopter ride- very fun! - did not meet up with anyone from the meetup group either.

    June 22, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    All the volunteer workers were Very helpful - Didn't meet up with any fellow pilots. The car show was just a small gathering - Nothing like the Wings 'n Wheels Simsbury fly-in where both show planes and 100s of cars attend.

    June 22, 2013

  • Steve

    Redbird AATD (simulator) available at nominal cost in FBO. Contact me if interested . . .

    June 21, 2013

  • Mary Ann S.

    Sounds like a great cause

    June 21, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    Vikki & I will Fly the RV 6-A tomorrow - Should be a Great Day!!!

    June 21, 2013

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