EAA Chapter 1611

Montgomery, NY


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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EAA "Flying Start" Event

EAA Young Eagles Event

We could use some additional volunteer pilots!

See our Facebook page for the next event dates.

Chapter Gatherings

Monthly Gathering:
3rd Thursday each Month
KMGJ Pilot Lounge
7:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Kevin Conklin, Chapter President:

Upcoming Events

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