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.

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

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 Young Eagles Rally at Columbia Airport O22

Dan Hess, YE pilot

Dan Hess, YE pilot

Carl Hopkins, YE pilot

Carl Hopkins, YE pilot

Bill Sommers, YE Pilot

Bill Sommers, YE Pilot

Dale Mueller, YE pilot

Dale Mueller, YE pilot

Jim Thomas, YE pilot

Jim Thomas, YE pilot

Mike Gustafson, YE pilot

Mike Gustafson, YE pilot

Bob Horneaur, YE pilot

Bob Horneaur, YE pilot

Erik Segerstron, YE pilot

Erik Segerstron, YE pilot

Allen Craig, YE pilot

Allen Craig, YE pilot

Bob Horneauer, YE pilot

Bob Horneauer, YE pilot

Bill Sommers, signing YE log book

Bill Sommers, signing YE log book

Dan Hess, YE pilot

Dan Hess, YE pilot

Allen Craig, YE Pilot

Allen Craig, YE Pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE Pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE Pilot

Carl Hopkins, YE pilot

Carl Hopkins, YE pilot

Dale Mueller, YE pilot

Dale Mueller, YE pilot

Jim Thomas, YE pilot

Jim Thomas, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE pilot

Dale Mueller, YE pilot

Dale Mueller, YE pilot

Jim Thomas, YE pilot

Jim Thomas, YE pilot

Carl Hopkins, YE pilot

Carl Hopkins, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, aircraft and YE co-pilot preflight

Erik Segerstrom, co-pilot and aircraft preflight with Mom’s approval!

Bill Sommers, YE pilot

Bill Sommers, YE pilot

Dan Hess, YE pilot

Dan Hess, YE pilot

Bob Horneaur, YE pilot

Bob Horneaur, YE pilot

Bill Sommers, pilot flies his 1300 & 1300 Young Eagle!!!

Bill Sommers, pilot flies his 1300 & 1300 Young Eagle!!!

Allen Craig, YE pilot

Allen Craig, YE pilot

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.