EAA Chapter 1611

Montgomery, NY


Members of EAA Chapter 1611 are firm believers in expanding participation in and understanding of general and recreational aviation, as well as educating our area’s youth.  As a chapter, we have a number of offerings to facilitate these goals.

  • Have you dreamed about being able to fly yourself? See below for free "Eagle Flights" for 18+, or "Young Eagles" for 8-17.
  • Already a pilot or student pilot and want to be better prepared for abnormal situations? See IMC and VMC Clubs info below.
  • Want to get your hands dirty and learn aircraft construction materials, methods and techniques? 

And we are looking to have some programs available just for younger folks. See below for all that and more.

We would love for you to join us. The more the merrier! Talk to us about joining EAA and EAA Chapter 1611. Sincerely interested in airplanes or possibly learning to fly? We can get you started and point you in the right direction, and get you set up with some trial memberships too. And if you decided to take up lessons at a local training facility, we'll be here to help you along the way. 


Email: EAAChapter1611@gmail.comPhone: 845-636-0423 

Youth Specific Programs

EAA Young Eagles
For youth aged 8-17, we offer free EAA Young Eagle flights that introduce and expose young people to the wonder, excitement, and rigors of aviation. Check the Programs sub-menu items or links below for more information.
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EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan
A five-step plan to get on the road to becoming a private pilot.
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EAA Chapter 1611 Student Membership
Any Young Eagle who has taken a flight with Chapter 1611 and becomes and remains an EAA Student Member (which is free) in good standing, will also be a Chapter 1611 Student Member (also free)

Youth Build Project
It is our sincere hope and goal to have a youth aircraft build project (and work space available) available in the next 12-18 months that will be worked on by Chapter Student Members.


As always, feel free to contact us at the email or phone number in the site sidebar. 


Other Programs

EAA Eagle Flights
Interested in aviation or aircraft? Ever thought about becoming a pilot? We will get you started in the right direction. For folks 18 years old and older (no upper age limit!), we offer the EAA Eagle Flight experience with an introduction to recreational and general aviation, along with mentorship should you decide to continue with flight lessons at a local flight training operation.
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What will my Eagle Flight be like?
Welcome to Aviation 

We are in the process of setting up IMC Club with EAA HQ. This will be starting early 2018.

We are in the process of setting up VMC Club with EAA HQ. This will be starting early 2018.

Build Night
We hope to be helping out on an active build sometime in 2018. The build days will be updated here when we have them set.


Our Explorer Chapter integrates older scouts into our programs, events, and activities. All are invited to participate with seasoned pilots of all ages, as they gain valuable experience in this field.

Our Young Eagles program is very active, and is probably one of the best programs of its kind in the country.  Every third Saturday of the month (weather permitting), pilots of EAA 690 provide free rides to young people, as a way of introducing them to aviation.

Read a recent Thank You letter regarding our Young Eagle program.


As always, feel free to contact us at the email or phone number in the site sidebar.


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
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