Schweizer 2-33A Flies Again
Chapter 960 member David Stowe brings a Schweizer SGS 2-33A back to life after
twenty plus years in storage. David put in many hours cleaning up and
replacing parts on the 2-33. The glider even received a new N-number
On November 13, 2010 David
made the first flights. After the test flight David gave several
rides in his like new glider. His most important passenger was his
wife pictured to the right. This was her first flight in a sail
Photo by George Oakey
Spirit of Freedom Returns
Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation's C-54
"Spirit of Freedom" is
back in Greenville. The C-54 will be at
Pitt-Greenville airport from November 12th-15th. This flying museum will be
located on the south ramp at
Aviation. Please find the following links to our
We are looking for sponsors to help bring this piece of
history to Greenville. If you or your company would like to make a
charitable contribution to the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation please
pictures from this 2009
See pictures from the 2007 visit on our
20th Annual Fall
Fly-In a Wash Out?
The impending rainy weather caused us to call off this years fall fly-in at the
was a group of teenagers we had planned to fly after the fly-in. We rounded them
up and started flying. It was as much fun for the pilots/crew as it was for the
We did end up with a few planes flying in and some drive
in traffic. A hotdog lunch was quickly put together and a nice laid back event
was held. The rain did eventually come but not before we all had a little fun.
Jacob's J-3 Grin
This summer our chapter President's grandson
finally decided to take that airplane ride.
He had gotten close several times before but just couldn't go through
with it once the engine was started. Monty waited patiently for that
One afternoon while we were soaring, the family
showed up for a late afternoon Cub flight. The soaring club got to watch
Jacob enjoy his ride. This was not his first but maybe the second. I
believe this little man is hooked! Mom, Suzanne and Grandmother Susan
were at the field watching.
HERE for more pictures.
Chapter Members Soar
A group of our EAA Chapter members have formed a new soaring club called East
Carolina Soaring. Most good weather weekends they can be found having
fun flying gliders at Flanagan Field. Read all about them at their new
Everybody is welcomed to come out and watch, help as ground crew or take
a ride with the glider instructor. If you take that ride you will likely
be hooked and join the club. Once a member, you can start working on that
To the left you can see David Manning in the Schleicher Ka7 on short
final with spoilers deployed.
Check out the latest ECSC video at
6th Annual Spring
On Saturday May 2nd It was a little to windy for some to fly in.
The fly-in turnout was a low six planes this year. We did have lots of chapter
members on hand and several drive in visitors so it was all you can eat catfish.
Click on the fly-in picture to the right for the slideshow.
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