Experimental Aircraft Association
Chapter 44, Rochester, NY



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General meetings are the third Tuesday of each month except December. Visitors are always welcome. Details on our next meeting are posted as "Chapter 44 News" on the right.
EAA Chapter 44's Board of Directors meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month. Board meetings are open to all members of EAA Chapter 44. The meeting location may change without notice; please verify with an officer if you plan to attend.
For a comprehensive list of Upstate New York pancake breakfasts and other fun aviation outings, visit www.UpstateList.org



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EAA (Oshkosh) Calendar of Events


EAA Chapter 44 Sponsors

Ledgedale Airpark
(Big Fella Enterprises)
21 Eisenhauer Dr.

Crosby-Brownlie, Inc.

Capen Hose Co.
(Brockport Fire Dept.)

237 Main St.

Curiosity Shop

GNR Siding And Remodeling

Houseworks Services

KenLou Foundation


LOWE'S Home Improvement

Optics Technology, Inc.


Sporty's Pilot Shop

Gleim Pilot Supplies

A special thanks to the
Town of Sweden
for guiding us through the process of building the
 EAA Chapter 44
Sport Aviation Center



Save The Date
June 23rd - 26th
EAA's FORD Tri-Motor is coming to Brockport!

Click on the picture above for a few more details.
This opportunity to Fly on the FORD would make an excellent Father's Day or Birthday present.

Young Eagle Aviation Camp 2016

Exciting Opportunity For Teens To Learn About Aviation!
August 8 - 12, 2016
Mon. - Fri.  9AM - 4PM

Ages 11 - 17
CLICK HERE to view/download information brochure

Free airplane flights available for students ages 8-17
July 9 (rain date July 10)
August 13 (rain date August 14)
Airplane rides will be given 11AM - 2PM
Hot dogs & drinks available - Donation: $1.00 each
For details & to pre-register, email Elise Isler at:

Chapter 44 News:

SPECIAL General Meeting
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Our June meeting has been moved to Thursday, June 23rd for this month only so we can honor the EAA's Ford Tri-Motor crew and our generous sponsors who have made this event possible.

LOCATION:  EAA Chapter 44 Sport Aviation Center.
Located at the west end of Eisenhauer Dr.
which runs across the north side
of Brockport's Ledgedale Airport (7G0).

CLICK HERE to find the EAA Chapter 44 SAC using Google Maps which is the only online map site that properly shows the location of our facility. Our driveway is located on the right just before the "hammer head" turn-around at the west end of Eisenhauer Drive.

Join us for dinner before the meeting.

Our SPECIAL June 23rd pre-meeting dinner features a STEAK ROAST which costs $10 per person, payable when you get your steak. The steak dinner is free for our Tri-Motor crew and sponsors of the event based on their support level. If you did not put your name on the steak sign up list at our April or May meetings, please contact Phil Hazen (CLICK HERE) to reserve your steak by Sunday evening, June 19th. Chapter 44 members who attend our steak roast are also asked to please bring an above average size complimentary side dish, salad, dessert or whatever! About half of our dinner guests are sponsors of the Tri-Motor event.

If you would like to volunteer to provide a main dish for one of our monthly meetings, please Contact Phil. Expenses incurred in providing the main dish are reimbursed by the Chapter.

The pre-meeting dinner typically includes one beverage, your meal and a healthy dose of hangar flying and other nonsense. It is a nice way to get to know more about our members, visitors and guests.

Bring your friends.

Dinner 6:30

General Meeting 7:30

Our June 23rd Program:
Our guest speakers will be the EAA's Ford Tri-Motor crew of Dave and Patti Boyd, a husband and wife team. They will be talking about the history of the EAA's Ford Tri-Motor and their experiences flying it. We will also be honoring our sponsors who have helped make the Tri-Motor event possible.

Mr. Curran is on the board of VisitRochester, the convention and visitors bureau for Rochester, NY. He also serves on the Hillside Family of Agencies Board of Governors and resides in Pittsford, NY. Mr. Curran has long been fascinated with space and space travel. He has flown light jets, skydived and is an avid scuba diver. - See more at: http://www.galacticexperiencesbydeprez.com/news_ss2_fire.shtml#sthash.97XQuxP6.dpuf
Check Out The Geriatric Pilot's Association
The Geriatric Pilot's Association is a group of American war veterans and others who gather for the camaraderie and to help preserve memories of conflicts that have helped keep America free. It was originally formed by a group of WWII pilots but is now enjoyed by veterans of all services and others interested in hearing their military stories.
They meet for lunch and a program on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Contact Phil Hazen for information about their next meeting.


EAA is producing a series of "Webinars" (Web Seminars) on a whole variety of aviation related subjects. You can sign up to quietly monitor or participate in these Webinars as they are being held.
CLICK HERE to check the Webinars they have scheduled.

EAA Chapter 44's own Earl Luce recently conducted a Webinar about "Building The Buttercup".
  CLICK HERE to view Earl's first Webinar as well as other archived Webinars.

Typical SAC Work Session from several years ago.
Click on the above picture to see more about what is going on!

Aerial photo of SAC work session taken by Jim Nohlquist on April 3, 2010.
For the foreseeable future, we will try to work on the SAC on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays but due to schedule conflicts might need to alter those sessions. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Mike Clayton to learn more about what projects he needs us to focus on.
CLICK HERE to reach Mike via email.


The EAA Chapter 44 Sport Aviation Center (SAC)
The SAC is the future home of EAA Chapter 44. It is located on the north side of Ledgedale Airport (7G0) just off the end of the west tie down ramp. We hope to occupy it in the fall of 2010.


Donations Now Accepted On-Line Towards
The Building of The
Sport Aviation Center

EAA 44 is undertaking a capital campaign to raise funds to build a Sport Aviation Center that will benefit the Rochester Community and our members. We are asking for your support by making a tax-deductible donation to EAA Chapter 44.

If you have any skills, resources or materials that you think might help us, we'd also invite you to CONTACT US about them.

This facility will be a place where members can perform final assembly of their own homebuilt or restored airplanes, can offer free Young Eagle flights to kids, meet new and interesting people, perhaps take a Sport Pilot ground school, learn about General and Sport Aviation, learn about the Experimental Aircraft Association, learn about Rochester's rich aviation history, hear presentations by aviation dignitaries.

You can make a secure donation here using your credit card or PayPal account:

EAA Chapter 44 is a 501(c)3 organization registered with the United States IRS and New York State.

We are dedicated to the promotion of aviation activities, and the preservation of our aviation heritage.


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