Chapter 44 News:
January 16th, 2018
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
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.
main dish for our
meeting will be provided by
Ray and Mary Smeal.
For your enjoyment, they'll be preparing a delicious
Members who attend the dinner are asked to please bring a
complimentary dish to pass such as a side dish, salad, dessert or
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 a mere $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,
visitors and guests.
Bring your friends.
January 16th Program:
Back in the late 1980's, we
were blessed to count Jim Reddig as a member of EAA Chapter 44.
Jim was an aeronautical engineer who was hired by a manufacturer of
stainless kitchenware to design a stainless steel clad amphibious seaplane called the Fleetwing Seabird. Before he headed West
in 1993, he spoke at many of our
meetings about interesting historical aviation stories. Among them
the single bladed propeller and the seaplane carried on German
submarines. His son Alan Reddig
will be our guest speaker at the January meeting. You won't want to
miss this one.
Here's a link to a
PDF story about the Seabird:
Prototype Fleetwing Seabird
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