EAA Chapter 1611

Montgomery, NY


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...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »


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

No upcoming events
Hints for Homebilders videos at eaa.org