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



Check out our Young Eagle Adventure Day Camp for kids in grades 8-10, ages 10-13. This 5 day camp (July 13 - 17) is an excellent way to introduce your aspiring young aviator to an extensive variety of aviation subjects, skills and memories that they will be bragging about to their friends for years to come.

We have designed this 5 day "Adventure Camp" program to provide kids who have an interest in aviation with an excellent aviation event. Openings are limited to assure a quality experience so don't delay in signing up your young aviator.

CLICK HERE to download our Young Eagle Adventure Camp brochure.

For more information, contact Jeff Peters:
(585) 233-6880
Join us for An Air Safety Institute Seminar
Thursday, May 14, 2015    7-9PM
Topic: AFTER THE CRASH - Surviving An Aircraft Accident
Location:  EAA Chapter 44 Sport Aviation Center, Ledgedale Airport (7G0)
Refreshments will be available.

Chapter 44 News:

General Meeting
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

LOCATION:  EAA Chapter 44 Sport Aviation Center.
Located at the west end of Eisenhauer Dr.
which runs across the north side
of 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.

Frances Englund will be providing the main dish of "Chicken divan and rice pilaf" for our May pre-meeting dinner.  Members are asked to please bring a complimentary dish to pass such as a side dish, salad, dessert or whatever!

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 costs only $5 which 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.

Bring your friends.

Dinner 6:30

General Meeting 7:30

Our May 19th Program:
Our guest speaker this month is Earl Luce who as one of Chapter 44's Technical Counselors is a very respected aircraft homebuilder, is often featured giving builder tips on the EAA's website, received the EAA's 2009 Tony Bingelis Award  and can often be heard speaking at one of AirVenture's seminars.  This month Earl will be sharing with us the ForeFlight software program that has become so popular among pilots on their iPads, iPhones and iPods. It is not available on Android devices. He'll also detail its many features as well as how it works with the Stratus 2 device which allows the display of real time weather and traffic information. Corporate pilots often prefer to use this program over the supposedly more sophisticated equipment in their panels. While aircraft still make use of the old steam gauges, programs like this can make flying a lot safer and more enjoyable.

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.

EAA Chapter 44 at the 2010 Lilac Day Parade
Saturday, May 15th

Steve Zigelstein piloting his rebuilt EAA Plane Train
Photo taken by Lise Stoddard

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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