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


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



Young Eagle Rally
Ages 8 to 17
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Please pre-register by contacting Elise Isler at:

THURSDAY, FEB. 20th, 6-7PM (PIZZA AT 5:30)


Chapter 44 News:

Next General Meeting
Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
(We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of most months)

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).

Join us for dinner before the meeting.

The main dish for our FEBRUARY pre-meeting dinner will be COOKED HAM prepared by Jeff Peters. Members who attend the dinner are asked to please bring a complimentary dish to pass such as a side dish, salad, dessert or whatever! Guests and visitors do not need to bring a dish to pass.

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 costs a mere $5 which includes one beverage, your meal and a healthy dose of hangar flying, socializning 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 February 18th Program:
The program for our February meeting will be presented by EAA Chapter 44 member Kyle Mullen. It is titled, "BOGEY DOPE, lessons from behind the radar scope." Kyle Mullen spent over 20 years in the US Air Force as an Air Battle Manager controlling military aircraft and conducting Air Defense missions, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After attending a workshop presented by NORAD at Air Venture 2019, he realized there is a lot of information General Aviation and Sport Aviation enthusiasts may not understand about flying in and around Special Use Airspace and FAA-directed Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) areas. In addition to ground based radar assignments, he has over 2,500 hours in the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft encompassing work with nearly all FAA sectors in the United States. His final operational duty was in Washington DC, where he served as a Tactical Coordinator in the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, integrating aerospace control and warning actions in the TFR around the nation's capital. He will share his experiences and lessons learned on how to be aware of military airspace and, more important, how to avoid being intercepted by NORAD and/or Law Enforcement aircraft.

This is a great chance to meet and get to know Kyle who recently joined Chapter 44.

 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.

In June of 2016
EAA's FORD Tri-Motor came to Brockport!

Click on the picture above for a few more details.


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.

Our EAA Chapter has been exploring the idea of creating a Flying Club affiliated with EAA Chapter 44. Here is a link to a Webinar EAA created to discuss the subject of Flying Clubs.
CLICK HERE to view the EAA's Flying Club Webinar

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 Saturday BEFORE our monthly General meetings but due to schedule conflicts might need to alter those sessions. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kevin Arganbright to learn more about what projects he needs us to focus on.
CLICK HERE to reach Kevin via email.


The EAA Chapter 44 Sport Aviation Center (SAC)
The SAC is the 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 first occupied it in late 2010 and are now hoping to expand it further.


Donations Now Accepted On-Line Towards
Sport Aviation Center Expansion project.

EAA 44 is undertaking a capital campaign to raise funds to permit expansion of our 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.

The expansion of our Sport Aviation Center will provide us with badly needed room to host our various youth aviation programs, offer aviation safety seminars, perform final assembly of homebuilt or restored airplanes, offer free Young Eagle flights to kids, hold fund raising events such as pancake breakfasts or open houses and educate the public about Rochester's rich aviation history.

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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