Five years ago, Rosie Rivera had her first flight in a general aviation plane as a Young Eagle. On Sept. 16, 2023, she was in the pilot’s seat when Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 held a Young Eagles rally at Leesburg International Airport (KLEE).
A vintage 1947 Stinson single engine aircraft was recently donated by James Ellrodt of Tavares, Florida to the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 based at the Leesburg International Airport in Leesburg, Florida. Ellrodt had heard about EAA Chapter 534 and their work with young people, by teaching them how to build and repair older aircraft. […]
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.
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