Chapter 602

Adirondack Chapter Experimental Aircraft Association
Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga Counties, NY

 Welcome To Our Chapter

             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 Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady , Schoharie and Albany Counties in upstate New York. This large geographical area also brings to Chapter 602 a diversity in its membership. The only requirement for chapter membership is a love for aviation and a desire to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow aviation enthusiast. Monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month starting at 7:00 PM, and guests are always welcome. Summer meetings find us at the main hanger at the Fulton County airport (NY0), and Winter meetings are at the C&R Restaurant on Route 29 Galway, New York 

            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 February 27 at 7:00 pm at the C&R restaurant on Route 29 Galway. 

Local Fly-In events calendar 2017    Here is this years list.  Thanks to John Pashley for compiling list. Updated 10/2/17.


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 -For Sale page-  Star Duster.


Member Plane Profile: Archive of Member Planes (Click Here)

 Piper Cherokee 180 PA-28-180  

Owner: Patrick Morris    Home Base: KSCH 

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  Patrick purchased this Cherokee 180 in October 2015 from northeastern Maine. It is a 1967 Piper Cherokee 180 PA28-180 with a 180HP Lycoming 0-360-A3A. It has modified wing tips, wing root fairings, wheel pants, brake caliper fairings, gaps seals all the way around, flap hinge fairings, and a dorsal fin mod. A Garmin VFR GPS Nav/Com, autopilot and engine analyzer make it nicely equipped inside. The 180HP give a decent cruise speed, good useful load, respectable take off and landing performance.

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 23.5 feet
  • Wingspan: 30 feet
  • Height: 7.3 feet
  • Wing area: 160 ft²
  • Empty weight 1340 lb
  • Loaded weight: 2400 lb
  • Useful load: 760 lb with full fuel
  • Power plant: Lycoming 0-360 180 hp
  • Wing loading: 13 lb/ft²
  • Fuel capacity: 50 gal
  • Fuel consumption: 10 gal/hr (75%)
  • Cabin width: 42 in
  • Cabin height: 44 in
  • Baggage capacity: 200 lb
  • Takeoff ground roll: 720 ft
  • Takeoff 50ft Object: 1620 ft
  • Landing ground roll: 600ft


  • Maximum Speed 152 mph
  • Cruise Speed 134 mph
  • Stall Speed: 50 knots (57 mph)
  • Range: 680 nmi (75% power w/reserve)
  • Service Ceiling: 15,700 feet
  • Rate of Climb: 750 ft/min
  • Power/Mass: 13.3 lb/hp


Latest News:  The election of officers took place at the November meeting. The four current officers were reelected. Two current members of the Board did not run for reelection and were replaced. All nine candidates were unopposed. The annual $500 scholarship was awarded to Katarina Keyser of Amsterdam, NY on August 12, 2017 at the Fulton County Airport. Katarina will be attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and plans to have a career designing aircraft. After the presentation, she was taken for a ride by Tim D in his Champ. Tim D is presenting flying destinations for 2018 at monthly meetings. Darryl the welder was working on his Hatz project but it may be up for sale as he turns his attention to another aircraft. Artie has finished rebuilding an old taildragger (J3). Artie is working with Kevin B to repair Kevin's Pietenpol landing gear and right wing that were damaged when a tornado brought down Artie's hangar. Tom H has started rebuilding a Super Cub and has finished and flown his StarDuster. Mike "Cupcake" C has purchased another Sonex after selling his Flightstar and bent Sonex but the "new" Green Hornet may be for sale this summer. Larry and Shelli's Kitfox has been sold and they are now the proud owners of a Cessna 150, which Shelli and Larry can, as of May and as of September, fly as a private pilot. Ed S finally got his rebuilt engine back but had problems. So Ed sold Stella and purchased a Zenith aircraft, which has arrived. Ultra Tim D  has built a hangar to house his Hawk. Kevin R is giving thanks that his new Hawk, 4th one in 602, passed its airworthiness inspection. Kevin B has his Hawk for sale. Patrick M has added even more gadgets in his aircraft.

The 2018 chapter calendars are on sale for $10. Thanks for another good job Debbi C. Debbi asks that you please keep taking pictures for next year's calendar. An in-flight picture taking of member's planes was done for the 2018 calendar. Thanks to D and L Murphy.

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 "". 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

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