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 July 28th at 7:00 pm at the Fulton County Airport (NY0) located off Route 67 Johnstown, NY (east of city at the Skywarrior). Cookout before meeting, so come early. Just bring a chair and your drink.
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Member Plane Profile: Archive of Member Planes (Click Here)
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 and camp-out at Plateau Sky Ranch (1F2) in Edinburg, NY on August 29th. Rain date is August 30. Fly-outs proposed so far are to the Curtiss Museum in June (Postponed), Smoketown, PA, the balloon museum at Post Mills, VT, a roundabout trip to the Finger Lakes area and the Thousand Island area over to Plattsburg, NY. And of course fly/drive-out to Oshkosh.
Ch 602 will have a display at the Piseco airport during the Speculator Seaplane fly-in. Sign up (contact Larry Saupe) to tend the booth. Need members starting at 9:30 am on Saturday 6/20.
The 2015 Calendars are now on sale for just $5. Next year's calendar will feature pilots and their planes. Please take some pictures of you and your plane and submit by the end of September.
"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). Jim, a cancer victim/survivor, plans to fly to all 48 contiguous states hoping to increase awareness about the importance of early detection and that there is life after cancer. His flight started in his home state of Arkansas on April 29 and went east into Florida where he turned north and then flew up the coast into Maine. Jim then headed west into New Hampshire. After a cold (32 degrees) and very bumpy ride from Rutland, VT Jim landed at Johnstown, NY on Saturday May 23. Another goal of Jim's flight is to give rides to cancer patients and cancer survivors at his stops. To reach his goals, he is asking local EAA chapters to get the word out. Jim's online blog is "flyinggeminpurplepassion.blogspot.com/". Chapter 602 made Jim's stop a good one. Chapter members meet Jim at the airport Saturday morning, Artie lent Jim a car, chapter members took Jim to dinner Saturday evening, our board member for publicity arranged for Jim to be interviewed by the local paper (Leader Herald) and WRGB Channel 6 and to fly a cancer survivor. It was unfortunate that Jim was unable to fly the cancer survivor because of the strong, gusty winds that blew Saturday. Jim went to church on Sunday after which he went to lunch with member Pastor Pete. Jim departed for Towanda, PA (Bradford Co) after his interview with WRGB.