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 September 26 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 9/6/17.
Member Plane Profile: Archive of Member Planes (Click Here)
Piper Cherokee 180 PA-28-180
Owner: Patrick Morris Home Base: KSCH
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.
Latest News: 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. Bill W reported on August 12th that an unknown person or persons dumped aluminum nails on the Pines runway. He believes that all of the nails have been picked up. Tim D is presenting flying destinations for 2017 at monthly meetings and weekly on the Yahoo Group Forum. 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 is rebuilding an old taildragger (J3) and it would have been done by mid summer but a tornado caused the hangar roof to fall on it. Kevin B's Pietenpol was also damaged. Artie has repaired the damage and is working with Kevin to repair the Pietenpol's landing gear and right wing. Tom H has started rebuilding a Super Cub and a StarDuster, which now has the wings painted and should be finished this fall. Mike "Cupcake" C has purchased another Sonex after selling his Flightstar and bent Sonex and the "new" Green Hornet is getting its engine tuned up. Larry and Shelli's Kitfox keeps getting improvements 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. Kurt K's RV had its first annual and he is still trying to decide between applying vinyl or paint. Ed S finally got his rebuilt engine back but had problems. So Ed sold Stella and purchased another aircraft. Pastor Pete is working out problems with the engine on his Sonex. 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 2017 chapter calendars are on sale for $5.00. Thanks for another good job Debbi C. Debbi asks that you please take pictures for next year's calendar. An in-flight picture taking of member's planes has been done for next year's 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 "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.