Welcome to the internet home of Adirondack Chapter 602 of the Experimental Aircraft Association. We are known as the Adirondack Chapter because that is where the chapter was born. Over the last 30+ years of its existence the Chapter has grown and now draws members from
Whether you fly, build, restore or just simply enjoy airplanes and aviation all are welcome to attend chapter meetings and events. Chapter 602 is a group of men and women aviation enthusiast, aircraft builders and pilots who get together with like minded individuals to share ideas, exchange information, promote safety and serve the local aviation community and have a blast doing so. Please take your time and explore our website. Feel free to contact any of our members regarding questions. Most of all, check out our events calendar and make it a point to attend one of our events and participate in the EAA experience.
Next Meeting: Tuesday August 30th at 6:30 pm at the Fulton County Airport located off Route 67 Johnstown, NY (a couple of miles east on Route 67). Bring a chair and your drink. The menu item this month is fresh hamburgers and hotdogs along with Donna's mac salad. And what goes with burgers and dogs? Hint: FF. Food ready at 5:30 pm.
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Luscombe Silvare 8A
( one 12.5 gal wing tank , hat shelf in back of pilot and passenger)
I began lessons on 8/19/07 with Doc Ullman in his Luscombe 8A . Soloed 9/17/08 and passed my practical test on 4/19/09 . Being on the road for work and coordinating my schedule , Doc's schedule and weather made training a dragged out experience . I purchased my Luscombe on 7/10/09 and flew it home from Fitchburgh, MA . Although I had read a lot about the Luscombe being hard to fly , I find it a pleasure . my only complaint is I wish the cockpit was a few inches wider , so you have to choose your passengers carefully .
Latest News: Dues were due in June.The summer meeting cycle at the Fulton County Airport is ending with the August meeting. Food at 5:30 pm; meeting at 6:30 pm to better allow fly-ins. There was a good turnout at the July meeting, people flew in and attendees enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs prepared by our very own "Cupcake" Clukey. YED will be held September 10th in 2016. Getting off the ground 7/27 and back down safely was Pete E's Sonex project. Second flight should be in the first week of August. Congratulations Pastor Pete. Darryl the welder is working on his Hatz project but it won't be off the ground for awhile yet. Artie is rebuilding an old taildragger and making good progress. Tom H has started rebuilding a Super Cub.
The 2017 chapter calendars are in the planning stage. Debbi asks that you please take pictures for next year's calendar. Chapter is looking into air to air pictures of chapter aircraft for next year's calendar.
Shelli Saupe has taken over the position of Newsletter Editor. If you are interested in contributing to the newsletter, please contact Shelli or send your article to Shelli by the 10th of the month. Please contribute, even if it is a short article. The newsletter needs articles and it is YOUR newsletter.
"PASSION FLIGHTS FOR LIFE" The chapter welcomed Jim Davis (EAA member) in his Savannah XL Experimental and provided ground assistance when he stopped at the Fulton County airport (Johnstown, NY) on May 23, 2015. Jim, a cancer victim/survivor, hopes his flying to all 48 contiguous states will increase awareness about the importance of early detection and that there is life after cancer. Jim's online blog is "flyinggeminpurplepassion.blogspot.com/". Chapter 602 made Jim's overnight stop a good one. Jim, unprepared for the cold in the north, was given a pair of leather gloves and departed for Towanda, PA (Bradford Co) after his interview with WRGB. After a rest at home, Jim restarted his trip in July to the western states. Jim has completed his goal of stopping in each of the contiguous 48 states. UPDATE: Jim has written a book about his adventure. Paperback with B&W pics is $14.95. Paperback with color pics is $19.95. Hardcover with color pics is $29.95. Postage for one book is $2.79. Order 9, tenth book is free. Postage for 10 books is $12.95. Books can be ordered at N341jdgmail.com.