Sunday, May 12, 2013

EAA Young Eagles, Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8AM to 4PM

Come join us for our second Young Eagle Rally of the year. The event will be all day from 8AM to 4PM. All youth age 8-17 are welcome to come enjoy a free flight over southern New Hampshire. Breakfast and Lunch fund raiser breakfast is also available. This event is at the Skyhaven Airport in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Thursday, August 04, 2011


EAA has issued all chapters a website which is set up to be easy to use. We will transition over to the new website shortly. Please click to join us at our new website

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Next Step for a Young Eagle

So, you've taken your first flight as part of a Young Eagles Rally participant, now what?

The EAA Young Eagles program now goes a step beyond! Get a free flying lesson at a flight school near you too!

Details can be found at:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2011 EAA 225 Aviation Scholarship

Get airborne! with the 2011 EAA 225 Chapter Aviation Scholarship! Do you or someone you know have an interest in flying?

Flight training can be expensive that’s why the EAA 225 chapter wants to help you realize your dreams and get airborne!

Download the application now!

Do I qualify for the scholarship?
  • Scholarship is open to any individual (male or female) between 15 to 25 years old.
  • The Scholarship is valued at $1000, to be awarded in (2) $500 increments. First $500 will be awarded after a minimum of $1000 of Student Pilot’s own funds have been used. The second $500 will be awarded after second $1000 of Student Pilot’s own funds have been spent.
  • If applicant has already spent $2000 towards Flight Training and has been awarded the Scholarship, the $1000 can be awarded as a single/full amount, if authorized by the Scholarship Committee.
  • The Scholarship is intended to be used for Primary Flight Training ONLY and cannot be used for secondary or additional ratings.
  • The Scholarship shall be used for either Sport Pilot or Private Pilot Training ONLY.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Spring Into Summer EAA Young Eagle Rally at Skyhaven Airport

The date is set for our 2nd EAA Young Eagle Flight Rally on Saturday, June 27, 2009. Please put us on your calendar for this all day event. We will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 am and a BBQ Lunch from 11:30 am to about 3 pm or when the food runs out.
The event runs from 8 am to 4 pm. EAA Young Eagle Flights should commence around 8:30 am with the last flight out around 3:30 pm. All participants require a parent or guardian signature on our registration form prior to the flights. Come join us for this terrific opportunity for a FREE flight for children from 8 to 17 years old. Hope to see you there!
P.S. Rain Date is Sunday, June 28, 2009.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Young Eagles 2009 , Tentative Calendar

Welcome back to the 2009 Young Eagles season!!

2009 promises to be an even better year than 2008 as Sporty's has added a few new items to the Young Eagles program. The first item is that Sporty's will issue a 'logbook' to Young Eagles and access to the FULL online Private Pilot Ground School!! WOW!!

This is a fully functional REAL Private Pilot Ground School with a normal price of $199. This is thru the generosity of Hal Shevers of Sporty's Pilot Shop. This is truly a wonderful gift to our Young Eagles to help them make the transition to Private Pilot or Sport Pilot.

Our first Young Eagle's date is set for SATURDAY MAY, 23 2009. It will be held at SANFORD REGIONAL AIRPORT in Sanford Maine 8:30AM to 4PM. For those of you closer to Rochester's Skyhaven Airport, our first Young Eagle Rally there is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2009. More details will be updated on this site when they become available.

For more information on the Young Eagles Program contact Gerry Peterson at or John Ricciotti at You can also check out the website

FREE AIRPLANE RIDES For KIDS Age 8 - 17 (Parent or Guardian Signature Required)

EAA Chapter 225 - Pancake Breakfast/BBQ Lunch (All Proceeds to Benefit EAA Chapter 225 Flying Scholarship Program)

Thanks for your time, hope to see you all soon!! Happy Flying

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Last Young Eagle Rally for 2008


FREE AIRPLANE RIDES For KIDS Age 8 - 17 (Parent or Guardian Signature Required)

EAA Chapter 225 - Pancake Breakfast (All Proceeds to Benefit area EAA Chapters Young Eagle Programs)

Date: Saturday, October 11th
Place: Skyhaven Airport
Location: On the grass behind Ossipee Valley Office Building
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Rain Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Compass Headings Event Calendar

22 Jan. - Rochester, NH; Chapter Clubhouse; Work Session at 7 p.m.
29 Jan. - Rochester, NH; Chapter Clubhouse; Work Session at 7 p.m.
05 Feb.- Rochester, NH; Chapter Clubhouse; Work Session at 7 p.m.
11 Feb.- No. Hampton, NH; Sandhill Aviation at Hampton Airfield; Corrosion Seminar at 7:30 p.m.
17 Feb.- Alton Bay, NH; Alton Bay Community Center; Pancake Breakfast & Lunch Menu fundraiser for Young Eagle Program.
19 Feb.- Rochester, NH; Chapter Clubhouse; Work Session at 7 p.m.
26 Feb.- Rochester, NH; Chapter Clubhouse; Work Session at 7 p.m.

* The Chapter Clubhouse is located at Skyhaven Airport T-Hangar Complex Row 2 (parallel the taxiway); where we are working on our 3/4 scale Aeronca 7AC Champ.
* On Monday, February 11th, EAA 225 is holding a Corrosion Seminar, the same event previously scheduled for 14 January which was snowed out. We have Craig Hiltz, Supervisor for Aircraft Maintenance for American Airlines at Boston's Logan Airport, returning for another insight into caring for our precious aero-planes, as our guest speaker.
* On Sunday, February 17th, EAA 225 will be holding a Pancake Breakfast & Hamburgers 'n Hot Dogs Lunch as a fundraiser for our Young Eagle Program. The fundraiser will be taking place during Alton Bay's Winter Festival held each year during Presidents Day Weekend. Weather and Ice permitting, Ossipee Valley Aviation is planning a Ice Fly-In for Sunday.
* Everyone is welcome to stop by for a visit and join us in these events. Let us peak your aviation enthusiasm!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

January 2008 Chapter Meeting & Presentation

EAA 225 President John Ricciotti invites EAA 225 members, VAA 15 members to the next meeting & presentation to be held on Monday, January 14th at Sandhill Aviation (member Eric Obssuth's facility) located on Hampton Airfield, North Hampton, NH. Hangar Talk will begin around 7 pm and the presentation will start at 7:30 pm with Craig Hiltz (Supervisor for Aircraft Maintenance for American Airlines at Logan International Airport, Boston, MA). Topic for the evening will be aircraft corrosion. For EAA 225 members, there maybe some announcements before or shortly after the presentation; Treasurer Paul McNeil also reminds us that if you haven't already, it is time to renew your membership for 2008; and, he may still have a few 2008 EAA Calendars for sale.
Anyone not mentioned above, interested in learning about aircraft corrosion and remedies for prevention is invited to join us. Seating may be limited, but don't let that deter you from attending. (As a reminder, there is no BBQ planned, so eat before arrival to the hangar.)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

2007 Successful Young Eagle Rally Year

Thanks to everyone who helped support EAA Chapter 225's - 2007 Young Eagle Flight Rallies. We've been 15 years flying kids at Young Eagle Rallies at Skyhaven Airport in Rochester NH. Over the years over 1400 kids have partaken in the free flights, with at least one rally per year, sometimes two. In 2007 EAA 225 embarked and a busy schedule with four events scheduled. Three in NH & one in Maine.
In June at Skyhaven Airport in Rochester, we held our first event with an 'All You Can Eat - Pancake Breakfast' fundraiser that coincided with the Young Eagle Rally. We had 10 kids go for free rides. In August at Skyhaven, with a little more advertising, with the same morning menu, volunteer EAA Young Eagle Pilots flew 20 kids. In September we switched gears and held a first away rally netting 45 kids at Sanford Regional Airport. At the end of the day, everyone still at the airport were treated to a 'mini' Air Show with the Red Star Yak Group who were visiting Sanford during their east coast tour. In October we were back at Skyhaven, and flew another 39 kids. The September & October events were all day affairs with the 'All You Can Eat' Pancake Breakfast fundraisers. For 2007 all total, 114 kids went flying. Thanks again to all of the families that participated, to the volunteers on the ground and in the air who all make this event possible. And, Thank You to both Ossipee Valley Aviation at Skyhaven Airport in Rochester, New Hampshire; and to Southern Maine Aviation at Sanford Regional Airport in Sanford, Maine for giving EAA Chapter 225 a venue in which to operate this great program.
See you all next year!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Young Eagle Flight Rally comes to Sanford, Maine.

August 26, 2007

(Parent or Guardian Signature Required)

EAA Chapter 225 - Pancake Breakfast & Hamburger/Hot Dog Lunch Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, September 22nd
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
(All Proceeds Benefit EAA Chapter 225 Young Eagle Program)

EAA 225 Pancake Breakfast & Young Eagle Rally at Skyhaven

August 16, 2007 - Rochester's Skyhaven Airport
EAA Chapter 225 wishes to thank all those who attended our second 3rd Saturday of the month Pancake Breakfast & 'mini' Young Eagle Flight Rally. We were greeted to a cloudy & gusty day. The pancakes were hot and quite delicious with several members and families who came by to support the effort. We had four volunteer pilots and added one new EAA 225 member to the Young Eagle Pilot ranks, and nearby Antique & Classic Chapter 15 lent us their Young Eagle Coordinator who flew up from Northborough, Mass. Our EAA volunteer pilots flew (20) kids. It was a great day! See you next time!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thanks For Your Support!

EAA 225 would like to thank all those who attended our 1st of the season Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser & mini Young Eagle Rally. The weather was great, with a nearly full blue sky. Held during the morning hours on Saturday, June 16th hungry appetites devoured great blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, including yours truly! Um-m-m, Good! Thanks to the Young Eagle Pilots who volunteered their time, as they flew (10) participants. Everyone had smiles.
As Young Eagle Coordinator, I'd like to thank Ossipee Valley Aviation for giving us room to hold our event, for participating, for your help, and to all members who attended and helped with the event.
Our 2nd of the season Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, July 15th for our 'Day After' breakfast, at Ted Sanderson's Airfield, in Greenland, NH, from 8 am to 11 am. The 'Day After - Pancake Breakfast' is Open to the Public, and is for the crews who dismantle the grounds used for the 16th Annual Yankee Ultralight Fly-in that runs from Saturday, July 7th through Saturday, July 14th. Due to activity on the field, there will be no Young Eagle Flights.
The 3rd Pancake Breakfast & mini Young Eagle Rally will be back at Skyhaven Airport, in Rochester, NH on August 18th from 8 am to 11 am. If needed, Sunday, August 19th is the rain date for this event. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers

Starting on Father's Day weekend, Saturday, June 16th; EAA 225 will be holding a Pancake Breakfast from 8 am to 11 am, at Skyhaven Airport, in Rochester, NH, to help raise funds for its EAA Young Eagle Flight program. Our chapter will hold a similar 'Pancake Breakfast' in August and September.
At all three outings, we will be also holding a 'mini' Young Eagle Flight Rally during the hours of the Pancake Breakfast. Remember, children from 8 years old to 17 years old are eligible as participants in the program. Dates for the upcoming Pancake Breakfasts are: Saturday, June 16th; Saturday, August 18th; and on Saturday, September 15th.

On Sunday, July 15th; EAA 225 will be holding a 'Pancake Breakfast' fundraiser in Greenland, NH at Ted Sanderson's Airfield. It will be held the 'day after' the Annual Yankee Ultralight Fly-In that runs from July 7th to July 14th. Our 'Day After' pancake breakfast was a hit last year; as we provided a hot meal during the partial disassembly of the event grounds regularly done the day after the fly-in. The breakfast is open to anyone who wishes to help with our fundraiser. Due to activity on the property, there will be no Young Eagle flights taking place on this day.

EAA 225 will be holding its bigger all-day long 'EAA Young Eagle Flight Rally' tentatively, on Saturday, October 6th from 9am to 4pm. More information regarding this bigger event will be published later.

Bring your appetites to a great pancake breakfast, with all donations serving a great program. Thank You!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Greenville International Seaplane Fly-in

Greenville International Seaplane Fly-in

Here are some pictures taken by Gerry Peterson, and Mike Bragdon. Also in attendance was Dick Jackson with the stunning Sikorsky s-39 NC50V.Other club members included Al Goodwin, Gerry Hanscom, and Herb Wirth.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

June meeting

What a great turnout for the meeting, which was held in George May's hangar at Littlebrook airport. We all had an in depth tour of George's latest project, a Zodiac 601xl by Zenith aircraft. Everyone ws really interested in the all glass panel, consisting of a Dynon E.F.I.S., a Dynon flightdek,which combines an E.F.I.S. and an E.M.S. in one unit, and a Lowrance moving map G.P.S. What an impressive panel!!! Great work George. The powerplant is a Rotax 912s. 100 horsepower in a light, compact, very efficient package. Being a tech-head myself, I really like all the modern appointments. It's great that aviation is finally moving away from the "dinosaur technology" that has held on for so long. (what, no magneto's?)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Thanks for Successful Young Eagle Rally

As your Young Eagle Coordinator, I just want to thank everyone who helped at what was a very successful day. We managed to get (45) youngsters up for flights, and doing so while competing with Apple Harvest Day and the Deerfield Fair. Several families from Maine, New Hampshire, and one from Massachusetts attended our event. We were blessed with the great folks at Ossipee Valley Aviation who not only let us use the airfield, but they gave us an airplane to use for ground school instruction. With plenty of eager children, lots of both ground & pilot volunteers, and a beautiful day, the members and friends of EAA Chapter 225 enjoyed our fall Young Eagle Rally.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Skyhaven 2005 Airshow

Jack Denison celebrates his 80th birthday with fellow EAA members. The Chapter kit has some work done during the 2005 airshow.

Welcome to EAA 225 & Young Eagles Information

Attention: The Young Eagles event should be held in early October! The date will be published here in the next few days.

Hi All and welcome to EAA 225's blog spot!

Thank you for checking out our web space. If you received our website information at the Skyhaven Airshow, we would like to thank you for attending and we hope you enjoyed the airshow. Please check back here to find out when we will be having our Young Eagles rally. Tentatively we are looking at a late September or early October date. Normally we have the Young Eagles day on a Saturday with a rain date of a Sunday.

The Young Eagles is a program for Youth between the ages of 8 and 17 to experience the thrill of flight. You can learn more about the Young Eagles program at It is a totally free program with the pilots donating their time and airplanes and we reimburse the pilots for their fuel.

If you want to be notified by email of the date for our Young Eagle event this fall in Rochester NH please email me at I will put you on a contact list for sending you information when the date is decided. Please do not worry, you will not receive any junk mail, the mail will ONLY be used to contact you with information on the event.

Thanks for visiting,
John Ricciotti

EAA 225 President