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Join Aviation Explorer Post 62!
East Hill Flying Club, Ithaca Airport

If you’re someone between 14 and 20 who loves flying or wants to learn more about the exciting world of aviation, then our post is for you!

Post 62 meets on second Sunday of each month at 3:00pm at the East Hill Flying Club
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, 62 Brown Rd. Ithaca NY. Unless, of course, we're off doing something...

We visit museums and airports, have guest speakers at our meetings to talk about what they’ve done in aviation - airline pilots or recreational flyers, instructors or students, controllers or drone pilots. We’ve visited local airports and air traffic control towers; gone to air shows; done ground school instruction… you’ll help plan what we do!

Here is our 2023 meeting and outing schedule

February 12th -Toured the CFR building at the Ithaca Airport
March 12th - Syracuse Tower tour
April 10-11th - Our Super Activity for the year was an overnight trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Airfield in Dayton, Ohio. 
May 20th (rain date 21st) - Help out at the EAA Chapter 811 Young Eagles Rally

If you know any kids between 8-17 years of age who would like to sign up for a free airplane ride during the rally, their parents can sign up for a reservation at https://youngeaglesday.org?5992  

After that, weather permitting, we'll fly out for a $100 Hamburger...

June 3rd (Rain date June 4th) - Reading World War II Weekend - The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum hosts a World War Two Weekend every year, featuring an airshow with warbirds of all varieties. Meet, speak with, and collect autographs from WWII veteran Special Guests, and hear their fascinating, first-person accounts, presented daily on stage and in the briefing tent. More than 1,700 WWII military and civilian re-enactors and dozens of combat and support units, representing many nations, will be all around you. See up to 200 military vehicles, from motorcycles to Jeeps to tanks - the biggest gathering in the country. Stroll around the sprawling encampments and experience what life was like for the "G.I. Joe's", "Tommies", "Diggers","Ivans", and "Jerries" in the field. This will be our third visit to the WWII Weekend, and it's always a hit.

June 18th - East Hill Flying Club's Fathers Day Fly-in Breakfast - Post members should help our sponsor. 

Also, June 27th is the EAA Chapter 811 Hangar Block Party at Ithaca Airport - all Explorers are welcome!

July 8th (Rain date July 9th) -  $100 Hamburger flight - location to be determined. The Post will fly out to an on-airport (or near-airport) restaurant for a meal. It stays light late, so maybe we'll fly out for dinner? We'll talk about that as the time approaches...

Also, the EAA Chapter 811 Fly-in Barbecue at Rick Reynolds' Perry City International airstrip - all Explorers are welcome. Date and time to be announced. 

August 13th (Rain date 12th) - Rochester Airshow - the US Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing, among many other acts. We'll fly up for the day. 
September 9th (Rain date 10th) - Niagara Aerospace Museum and (weather permitting) Niagara Falls Overflight

October 8th - Guest Speaker - Jim Wells on Aerobatic Flying * 

November 12th - Guest Speaker - David Parkins on Icing
December 10th - Guest Speaker - UAV Pilot from Syracuse/Utica*

* = Outside speaker or facility. Subject to confirmation. 

Download a copy of our 2023 Schedule here (PDF)

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