Upcoming events

    • December 15, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • East Hill Flying Club, 62 Brown Rd, Ithaca NY
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    Join us on a tour of the Syracuse Tower and TRACON (Approach) facility. The tour is at 12:30, and we will meet at the club at 11am to drive there. Depending on interest, a late lunch at Dinosaur BBQ may be possible.

    Please register via this website event if you plan to attend.

    • December 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • East Hill Flying Club, 62 Brown Rd, Ithaca NY

    Come join us as EAA Chapter 811 hosts Jack Thompson's talk about the Wright brothers. Refreshments will start at 6:30 and the talk itself at 7pm. Below is Jack's own description of his talk:

    I'm a long-time Wright Brothers fan. I've read much about them, been to their key development grounds, and I find them to be amazing self-taught engineers, brilliant craftsmen and fascinating personalities . They started their active work on the "flying machine problem" in 1899. They studied the prior art, literature and published science (much of that "science" was incomplete and flawed). They correctly identified and ordered the important problems to be solved (positive control by the pilot was primary). Using their amazing self-taught powers of problem solving, design, analysis, test and craftsmanship, they developed and patented the first practical airplane in the span of 6 years of their spare time and the expenditure of about $1000 of their own money. This triumph in stark contrast to Samuel Langley's efforts, funded with $50,000 of government money plus $20,000 of private money and concluding in two immediate immersions in the Potomac.

    In three additional years of stubborn effort, they monetized their invention by simultaneously selling airplanes, technology and flight instruction to a French Syndicate and the US government.

    In 1908, in France and Washington DC, the two brothers separately demonstrated their airplane technology to world acclaim, and they became the first international celebrities of the 20th century.

    As a pilot, I'm astonished that they taught themselves to fly an unstable airplane with no throttle without serious injury.

    They succeeded where all others had failed, and all others who flew successfully after 1903 benefited from what they had published and discussed.

    Everybody knows of them, but many people do not understand the enormity of their accomplishment after their flights in 1903. Fortunately, due to the work of Tom D Crouch, his colleagues at the Smithsonian and most recently, David McCullough, the Wrights are experiencing a renaissance in the public mind and receiving the respect and appreciation that they are due.

    I'll endeavor to give you the condensed version of Wright story, with our normal free give and take audience participation.


Past events

December 11, 2018 EHFC Annual Member Meeting
November 27, 2018 From Ithaca to Oshkosh - Via the Grand Canyon (presentation)
October 23, 2018 Meeting with Ithaca Tower manager
October 04, 2018 ASI Seminar: Weather Accidents
September 29, 2018 Tommy Centennial Flight
September 28, 2018 Tommy Plane Bus Tour
September 18, 2018 Tommy History Talk
September 15, 2018 Fall Harvest Breakfast and Airport Day
September 04, 2018 Ovid Airport Picnic
August 29, 2018 A Romance of the Air - Movie Screening
August 04, 2018 EHFC Summer BBQ Party
August 02, 2018 Presentation and Discussion: Radio Communications
July 22, 2018 Learn to Fly - July 2018
July 14, 2018 EAA 811 Fly-In Picnic
June 22, 2018 KFZY (Oswego) flyout
June 16, 2018 Learn to Fly - June 2018
May 19, 2018 AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar
May 19, 2018 Learn to Fly - May 2018
May 05, 2018 Cherry Ridge Fly-Out
May 01, 2018 EAA meeting - Dunkirk Aerial Footage
April 26, 2018 Collision Course - ASI seminar
April 22, 2018 Learn to Fly - April 2018
March 25, 2018 Learn to Fly - March 2018
March 08, 2018 ForeFlight Presentation
February 18, 2018 Learn to Fly - February 2018
February 15, 2018 Banners over Baltimore - WAI Presentation
January 20, 2018 EHFC Winter Party
December 19, 2017 Flying the Feathered Edge - Movie Screening
December 17, 2017 Learn to Fly - December 2017
December 16, 2017 Ithaca Tower Tour
December 07, 2017 From Runways to Raptors - Presentation
November 18, 2017 Sean's Aerobatic Adventures - Presentation
November 12, 2017 Learn to Fly - November 2017
October 22, 2017 Learn to Fly - October 2017
October 19, 2017 To the West Coast and Back by Skyhawk (Presentation)
October 15, 2017 Ithaca Aviation Heritage Open House
September 28, 2017 Women in Aviation International - Organizational Meeting
September 17, 2017 Fall Harvest Pancake Breakfast
August 29, 2017 EAA - Ovid airport picnic
August 13, 2017 Elmira Approach Tour
August 13, 2017 Learn to Fly - August 2017
July 13, 2017 Presentation - flying a Cub across the US
July 08, 2017 EAA Summer Picnic
June 18, 2017 Annual Father's Day Pancake Breakfast
June 11, 2017 Learn to Fly - June 2017
June 08, 2017 Seminar - Flying to Canada
May 27, 2017 EAA 811 May Fly-out - Hamilton, NY (KVGC)
May 18, 2017 Lucja's Excellent Flying Adventures - Presentation
May 13, 2017 Young Eagles with Girl Scouts
May 01, 2017 Optimum Weather Detection Tools - Webinar
April 23, 2017 Waldo
April 23, 2017 Learn to Fly - April 2017
April 11, 2017 EHFC Board Meeting
March 28, 2017 EAA811 March meeting - Decision making under stress, a talk by Larry Baum
March 26, 2017 Learn to Fly - March 2017
March 11, 2017 Early Spring BBQ
February 25, 2017 Syracuse Safety Stand Down 2017
February 19, 2017 Learn to Fly - February 2017
February 16, 2017 How to File with ICAO
February 12, 2017 The $100 Snapshot: Aerial Photography for art and fun

After our delicious lunch, David St. George (remember him, left to become a real pilot) has offered to give a short talk and answer any questions about being a charter pilot.

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