Nicknamed “Humpty Dumpty,” a 1964 Cessna 150 is in the midst of being put back together again by the members of EAA Chapter 534 in Leesburg, Florida. Once the work is complete, the donated plane will become the workhorse of the chapter’s new flying club.
A Florida EAA chapter lays out its procedure for Young Eagles rallies, noting officials emphasize safety first, then encourage the kids to have fun.
The successor to the successful Sport Aviation Showcase, which was held at KDED for the last five years, this year was much smaller, with fewer vendors, no educational forums, and less planes on exhibit.
Originally planned for Oct. 1, EAA Chapter 534 had to postpone its Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast at Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Florida due to the wrath of Hurricane Ian. The fly-in is now scheduled for Oct. 29.
What happened in this little town is a blueprint for how to save a general aviation airport.
Home to the Bowman Field Flying Club, B10 is preparing for its 36th annual fly-in at the end of August 2022.
The P-36 replica, 60% smaller than the original, is a single-seat Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) that will soon be on the market in kit form.
The workshops area at SUN ‘n FUN offers instruction on everything you need to know to build your own airplane — and it’s all included in the price of your ticket to get into the fly-in.
The first Young Eagles day for EAA Chapter 534 in Leesburg, Florida, saw 15 kids take their first flights on March 19, 2022. For some, this might have been a life-changing day.
Seaplane-A-Palooza fly-in is always held the weekend before SUN ‘n FUN, the second largest air show in the country, which is held in Lakeland, Florida, this year between April 5-10. Many seaplane pilots like to arrive on Friday, spend the weekend in America’s Seaplane City, then leave on Monday morning for the short one-hour flight to Lakeland.
The Ray Aviation Scholarship provides $10,000 for the cost of flight instruction. The Ray Scholarship fund awards 100 of these scholarships each year to be given to a deserving young person through selected EAA chapters. Rosie’s award represents the third consecutive year EAA Chapter 534 has been able to award this scholarship.
Not every EAA chapter has the resources to have a youth aviation program, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help grow the next generation of pilots and mechanics.