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Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 44, Rochester, NY

44 Eisenhauer Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: 585-482-0924
Contact: Betty Ann Manganello

EAA Chapter 44 got its start in 1957 when Everett (Squeek) Hepler, a local airplane builder and expert welder got together with Bob Deyell, who was the local CAA inspector for the area. Hepler and Deyell decided there was a need for local builders to share their experience and knowledge. They contacted Paul Proberezny (head of EAA), who flew to Rochester in a B-25 on a snowy day in December in 1957. At this meeting the beginnings of Chapter 44 was started and the first meeting was held on February 25, 1958. The meeting was held at Hylan Airport, the current location of Marketplace Mall. The membership roster in 1958 lists 27 members. The chapter was called "The Clover Leaf" chapter.

Launched in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated more than 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. It is the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. Today, more than 2 million young people have enjoyed a free introductory flight through the Young Eagles program. These flights are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. 

We are a non profit organization. We rely on donations.

Wish List:
  • gift cards: Walmart, Target, BJ'S, Aldi, Wegmans, Tops, Staple's, PriceRite
  • monetary donations
  • copy paper
  • iPad-Apple 10.2 inch iPad (WI-FI, 64GB)
  • compatible printer
  • stamps
  • ink

Volunteers Needed:
  • Help with cookout.
  • Greeter.
  • Set up/cleanup.

New listing 4/24/22.

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