2015 Board of Directors EAA 1337

EAA’s Northern Yosemite Chapter 1337 is proud to announce the election of the 2015 Board.  Our chapter serves the flying communities of O22 Columbia Airport and E45 Pine Mountain Lake.  The Board is interested in revitalizing the local EAA Chapter.

  • Ed Gregory, President (returning)
  • Greg Triplett, Vice President
  • Mike Gustafson, Secretary (returning)
  • Allen Craig, Treasurer (returning)
  • Wayne Handley, Class II Director (returning)
  • Dennis Smith, Class II Director
  • Ed Sunday, Class II Director (Young Eagle Coordinator, returning)
  • Jim Thomas, Class II Director (returning)
  • Dick Collier, Technical Council

Congratulations to our new Board.  If you have ideas, topics or suggestions please feel free to contact, Ed Gregory at jagegg@nullsbcglobal.net or 209-962-5061

Young Eagles Rally 9-May, Columbia Airport

Young Eagles is an important focal point for EAA and our local Chapter 1337.  We are an important link in creating a spark of interest to keep aviation alive as a hobby, occupation and business in the next generation.   Volunteers, weather and Young Eagles made for a brilliant Young Eagles Rally at Columbia Airport (O22) on Saturday 9-May 2015.
  • The simulator and static display were a big hit, thanks to Joel Avery & Adrian Favareille.
  • The ramp ran without a hitch, thanks to Ed Gregory, Mike Lella & Leon Leibster, who also doubled as our photographer.
  • Ground operations and all the accompanying paper work ran smoothly, thanks to Janet Gregory, Dennis Smith, Jim “JT” Thomas, John Williams & of course Ed Sunday, who coordinates EVERYTHING.
  • Special thanks to pilots who not only donated their time but their aircraft and fuel.  Hopefully the smiles and excitement made for a great payback.  Thanks to Dave Berger, Wayne Handley, Jeff Kerns, Dale Mueller, Erik Segerstrom, Diana Sunday & Greg Triplett.
We flew 49 Young Eagle flights!  45 kids, 1 repeat, 2 parents and 1 reporter from the Union Democrat.  We appreciation for the great job everyone did.  There were smiles all around, parents and kids were very appreciative.

Young Eagles Rally at Pine Mountain Lake Airport

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Young Eagles Rally – Free Introductory Flight

For Children & Young Adults, age 8 to 17

  • Coordinated by EAA Chapter 1337 and the pilot community of Pine Mountain Lake
  • Free introductory flight and an introduction to aviation
  • Location: Pine Mountain Lake Airport, Ferretti Road & Elderberry Way, Groveland
  • Saturday, October 10th, from 9:00 to Noon
  • Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian who will complete and sign a Young Eagles Registration Form for each child prior to flight.
  • More program information can also be found at www.youngeagles.org
  • Questions?  Contact Ed Sunday at 209-533-1405 or Ed Gregory at 209-962-5061

 

Photos: Young Eagles @ PML October 2015

Great Young Eagles Rally at E45, Pine Mountain Lake Airport on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  Great time for Young Eagles with airplane rides, static display, 2 simulators, “Planes” Theater and kids coloring.

volunteer lunch at Gregory's

volunteer lunch at Gregory’s

volunteer lunch at Gregory's

volunteer lunch at Gregory’s

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

Jeff Kern, YE pilot

Jeff Kern, YE pilot

Erik Segerstom, , YE pilot

Erik Segerstom, , YE pilot

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Larry Roessler, YE pilot

Larry Roessler, YE pilot

Robert Pearson, YE pilot

Robert Pearson, YE pilot

ErikSegerstrom, YE pilot

ErikSegerstrom, YE pilot

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Red Rossio, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Robert Pearson, YE pilot

Robert Pearson, YE pilot

Allen Craig, YE pilot

Allen Craig, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Bonnie Ritchey, YE pilot

Bonnie Ritchey, YE pilot

Jeff Kern, YE pilot

Jeff Kern, YE pilot

Larry Roessler, YE pilot

Larry Roessler, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Bonnie Ritchey, YE pilot

Bonnie Ritchey, YE pilot

Thanks to all our great volunteers: pilots, safety, ramp, welcome, registration, aircraft assignment, simulators, static display and set up.

2016 EAA Chapter 1337 Board of Directors

EAA’s Northern Yosemite Chapter 1337 is proud to announce the election of the 2016 Board.  The Board is enthusiastic to continue it’s mission to promote aviation at O22 Columbia Airport and E45 Pine Mountain Lake Airport.

  • Ed Gregory, President (returning)
  • Greg Triplett, Vice President (returning)
  • Mike Gustafson, Secretary (returning)
  • Allen Craig, Treasurer (returning)
  • Wayne Handley, Class II Director (returning)
  • Dennis Smith, Class II Director (returning)
  • Ed Sunday, Class II Director (Young Eagle Coordinator, returning)
  • Jim Thomas, Safety Council
  • Dick Collier, Technical Council

Congratulations to our new Board.  If you have ideas, topics or suggestions please feel free to contact, Ed Gregory at jagegg@nullsbcglobal.net or 209-962-5061

Ford TriMotor at PML Airport December 16-18, 2016

1928 Fully restored Ford TriMotor is coming to PML Airport (E45).

  • Rides at $70 online for adults ($75 walk-up) and $50 for children under 17.
  • See the grandeur of the high Sierras from a seat in flying history!
  • Friday thru Sunday, December 16-18, 2016, from 9:00 to 4:00 daily.
  • Pine Mountain Lake Airport (E45) is on Elderberry Way (off Ferretti Road), Groveland, CA.
  • Go to http://www.flytheford.org for more information and reservations.
  • Not ready to fly? Stop in for a free tour and to take photos.

Experience history in action.

  • This was the first US passenger airliner!
  • Built by Ford Motor Company in 1928 with 3 engines to build passenger confidence, and with steering wheels in the cockpit.
  • Only 5 ford TriMotors are still flying in the world … and one is coming to us!
  • This airplane initiated air travel that we know today, inspiring the first passenger terminals, paved runways, and airport hotels.