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 March 31st at 7:00 pm at the C&R restaurant located on Route 29 Galway, NY.
Walter J. Kostuk, 66, fell asleep with the Lord on February 8, 2015 at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, with his loving wife and family by his side. Born and raised in Manville, NJ, he was the son of the late Walter P. Kostuk and Eleanor Cop. Walter was a devout parishioner of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville, where he served as an altar boy for many years. Walter attended Manville High School and graduated from Rutgers University in 1971. In 2008, he retired from GE/Lockheed Martin Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Niskayuna, NY, after 35 years of dedicated service as a nuclear physicist. While living in Ballston Spa, NY, Walter and his family were devout parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. After retirement in 2008, Walter and Olga would summer in Cossayuna, NY, and winter in Boynton Beach, FL, where they were devout parishioners of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Walter was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, family man, and friend. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 40 years, Olga Zacharko, two loving children, Stephanie Kostuk, her husband Jose Gonzalez, and their daughter Sonja, of Campbell Hall, NY; Mark Kostuk of San Diego, CA; four siblings, Ray Kostuk, his wife Diane, and their children, Michelle and Marla of Tucson, Arizona; Gloria Kostuk of Bridgewater, NJ; Sister Charlene Kostuk S.S.J. of North Arlington, NJ; and Jeffrey Kostuk of Edison, NJ; and other beloved family members in NJ, NY, and MD. Walter loved everything about airplanes, full scale and radio control. Walt’s head would often turn towards the sky, identifying the aircraft flying overhead. He was an avid reader of early aviation history. He earned his private pilot license and enjoyed flying his 1948 Aeronca Chief. Walter’s passion was building, flying, and sometimes repairing radio control aircraft. He belonged to the Flying Tigers Club and the Electric Powered Aeromodelers in NY, and the Palm Beach Radio Control Association in FL. Walter loved the water; especially, the ocean. Many family vacations were spent at the beach, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and sailing together, and at Cossayuna Lake, where the hum of a radio control float plane taking off could be heard. He was involved in his community in NY and in FL. Walter used his knowledge of electricity and his woodworking skills to help family, friends, and neighbors. At the Lakeridge Greens, FL, community, he was a member of the bowling league, Men’s Club, Nature Club, and helped with the audio-visual equipment. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 12, from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Boynton Memorial Chapel, located at 800 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL. Viewing and funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 21, from 1:00 at St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church located at 141 Sarah Wells Trail, Campbell Hall, NY, followed by internment at the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, located next to the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s name to St. Vincent de Paul Society to aid and feed the needy, addressed to the attention of Tim Reese at 10935 South Military Trail, Boynton Beach, FL, 33436. Telephone number: 561-906-7117.
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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: Planning has started for 2015 events. Major event will be a chicken barbecue fly-in at Plateau Sky Ranch (1F2) in Edinburg on August 22nd. Fly-outs proposed are to Smoketown, PA, the balloon museum at Post Mills, VT, the Finger Lakes area and the Thousand Island area over to Plattsburg, NY. And of course fly/drive-out to Oshkosh. 2015 Calendars are now on sale for just $5.