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




Chapter 44 News:

Next General Meeting
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

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.

Our November meeting features our annual steak roast. Cost of the steak is a mere $10 per person, payable when you get your steak. However, we need you to contact us if you did not sign up for steak(s) at our October meeting. Contact Gail Isaac (585-737-1205 or treasurer@eaa44.org ) to reserve your steak. PLEASE CONTACT GAIL by Tuesday, November 12th.

Members who attend the dinner 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 steak dinner costs a mere $10 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, visitors and guests.

Bring your friends.

Dinner 6:30

General Meeting 7:30

Our November 19th Program:
At this month's meeting, our members will be voting to elect members to our Chapter's Board of Directors (BOD). The BOD consists of 9 directors. Each November, in alternating years, you vote to elect either 4 or 5 members to the BOD. This year we are electing 5 to two year terms and one to a 1 year term since Director Jim Weinkauf is resigning at the end of this year due to personal reasons with 1 year remaining on his term. Directors and Officers must also be members of EAA National. You can nominate an ADULT member to be in the running prior to the start of the election.

Our guest speaker this month might very well be YOU!  We will be soliciting your ideas about what you would like to see our Chapter do and how you might be able to help us do it. We are looking for fund raising ideas to help us balance our budget, trips you might like to see us make, programs to entertain you, movies you'd like us to show, or other ideas. Hope to see you there so your Board of Directors can learn what interests you.

 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 2nd Saturday of most months 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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