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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.

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 was our meeting and outing schedule for the 2016-2017 Year
Our 2018 Schedule will be posted in January

November 13th

How do you talk to Air Traffic Control while you're flying? Who you do talk to and when? What do you say? - Our practice session was followed by an Ithaca tower tour

December 10th - Saturday
EHFC/EAA Holiday Banquet 
Ithaca Airport Terminal

We attended the annual banquet held by our sponsor, the East Hill Flying Club and the local chapter of the EAA. The time will be announced by the Club. The food's always good, and there is always an interesting speaker - in this case, Larry Baum spoke about flying his Aerostar to Cuba.. 

January 8, 2017

What does it take to keep an airplane flying safely and legally? Who does it? What are the career possibilities? 
We were treated to a tour of David Jones Aicraft Service in Cortland, where Davy Jones and his apprentice Nolan showed us the airplanes they were working on and told the Explorers about the life of an Airframe and Powerplant technician.

February 12th
The $100 Snapshot - Aerial Photography for art and fun

Mike Brown will share his aerial photography pictures and "how to" tips - once you get your pilot's license, or even if you're just going for a ride, taking pictures can a big part of the experience!

March 12th
A life in Aviation - General Mike Hall

We'll hear from our airport manager, and former F-106 pilot Mike Hall about his flying life and career. He's the only fighter pilot to ever shoot down an SR-71 Blackbird in simulated combat!

April 9th
Instrument Flying

How do you fly when you can't see out the windows? By instruments! Every pilot needs to know a bit about instrument flying, and for many pilots the Instrument Rating is the next step after getting their Private Pilot Certificate. We'll hear from one of the Club's instrument instructors, and get the change to try some instrument flying on the East Hill Flying Club's simulator.  

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Where else can you spend a weekend afternoon watching airplanes from the dawn of aviation? Every summer weekend the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome puts airplanes from World War I or earlier through their paces at a fun show. We'll finalize the date for our visit next year after Old Rhinebeck firms up their schedule 


November 12th
What's it like to fly a Cessna from Ithaca to the Pacific? 

Our Post Committee Chair, Mike Brown, will tell us about his recent flight from here to the Pacific Ocean and back in his Cessna 172M Skyhawk. Come and follow the trip in pictures!

December 10th - 2:00-3:30
Field trip to fly drones

We'll meet at Camp Barton in Trumansburg at 2:00PM to try our hand at the latest thing in Aviation - drones!

Download a copy of our 2016-17 Schedule here (PDF)

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