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Interview of "Mac" Richard MacVicor

Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on January 9, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (14)

This is an interview of Mac on 12/6/2015 regarding the book, "History of Aviation in Rockland County". At the time he was 88 years old. As everyone who knows Mac can attest, he is a wealth of information about aviation in Bergen County, NJ and Rockland and Orange County, NY. I was warned that I might find this boring, but it is anything but that. I want to post it here so that others could take a listen and...

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1912 Etrich Taube series F

Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on January 3, 2018 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I was recently contacted by Michal Fithian after he received our chapter newsletter. He commented that there wasn't much in there regarding builders and building. Guilty as charged. I have been so focused on organizational, legal, tax and "event" ideas I forgot why I became interested in EAA in the first place.

Experimental aviation. Afterall, I am building a kit aircraft in my garage.

But I mu...

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Ultralight Dreams

Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on December 13, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

After our first chapter gathering, I was speaking with student member who had an interest in a foam board ultralight. My initial thoughts were along the lines of “man, that is crazy”. But then I remembered that in 1977, a friend and I built one of these...

It was called a “Batso” - a primitive hang glider that we made from bamboo poles and black plastic. We never got airborne other than a hop or a...

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Can't Afford to Fly?

Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on December 8, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This is probably the #1 reason most non-active pilots have for not flying. It's just too dang expensive. If you own an aircraft, you've got the hangar or tie-down cost, and on going maintenance costs. And the insurance. And the annual. If you rent, those costs can add up pretty quickly if you fly regularly. It's no different if you are a student pilot. Those hourly rental costs really add up. For some folks it is a simple matter of affordability.

But where there is a will, t...

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EAA Chapter Office - Review

Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on December 5, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

SPOILER ALERT: See the new EAA New Chapter "Launch Kit" unboxing video below.

So as you all know, I took the lead on starting a new EAA Chapter in our area. In doing so I had a lot of communication with the folks at EAA HQ, especially with those at the chapter office. Here are my thoughts on the chapter office and general EAA support of chapters.

The Bad:

When I began this journey to start a new EAA Chapter in the Orange County, NY area,...

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Sport Aviation Magazine - A Call For Submissions

Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on November 29, 2017 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Sport Aviation magazine needs your ideas for content. Especially in the "hints for homebuilders" section.

I had a posted online an idea I had for inexpensive DIY cleco caps - I believe I posted it to Facebook, but now I can't recall exactly. I thought it was a pretty cheezy idea, and it is of only limited use, but it could save a couple of bucks I guess. But E...

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