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2015 Christmas Dinner

The EAA Chapter 960/East Carolina Soaring Christmas Dinner was a huge success. We had a great turnout of members and their guest in attendance. The Civil Air Patrol, Pitt-Greenville Composite Squadron also joined us with half a dozen cadets and as many senior members. The meal was quite a spread so nobody went home hungry. After the meal there was a drawing for a host of door prizes. We all look forward to another fun year of aviation activities.


The J3 Flies Again

Monty & Hilton's J3 is back in the air again after a total rebuild. Click HERE to check out the pictures.




I finally got around to going through all my Sun'n Fun 2012 pics. Check out the link below to view them.



Taft Stallings, has provided a link to his Sun'n Fun pictures. See the link below for some great shots. Taft managed to shoot most of these while manning a booth at the fly-in.



Our VP, Taft Stallings, has provided a link to his Airventure pictures. See the link below for some great shots. Really makes you wish you were there.


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 (N233AH).

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 plane.

Photo by George Oakey


Spirit of Freedom Returns

The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation's C-54 "Spirit of Freedom" is back in Greenville. The C-54 will be at the Pitt-Greenville airport from November 12th-15th. This flying museum will be located on the south ramp at Dillon's Aviation. Please find the following links to our flyer and poster.

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 contact us.

See pictures from this 2009 visit.
See pictures from the 2007 visit on our C-54 page.

20th Annual Fall Fly-In a Wash Out?

The impending rainy weather caused us to call off this years fall fly-in at the last minute. There 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 Young Eagles.

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 magic day.

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.

Click 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 WEB site.


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 glider rating.

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 www.youtube.com.


6th Annual Spring Fly-In

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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