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Interested in planes? Interested in aviation? You don’t need to be a pilot or plane owner, just an interest in aviation to join in with EAA Chapter 240, the local chapter of a national organization, whose goal is to promote general aviation. Our 170+ strong local group have a passion for anything-aviation! This is a true community of friends, colleagues, families who come together to talk, eat, drink (coffee), build, fly aircraft of many types and styles. Join us, we welcome new members. Here’s how to join us, and here’s more details of who we are. Come fly with us!
EAA240 members participate in many aviation events throughout the year. We organize monthly Fly-Outs to places of interest (museums, restaurants, air-shows, restaurants, aviation events, restaurants and much more). We hold Pancake Breakfasts fund-raising events, we have Monthly Meetings, cook-outs, we sponsor Flight Training Scholarships, we organize Free Flights for Kids (EAA Young Eagles Program)…and lots more. We hold Workshops on topics related to plane building. This is an active group, there’s always something happening! Just look at what we get up to!
We have several airplanes under construction in the EAA240 Hangar at New Garden Flying Field. FAA-approved airplane projects give members a great opportunity to learn new skills and to assemble airplanes with the support of many experience builders and pilots amongst our membership. Our hangar and workshop is fully equipped, including tools, materials, lathes, metal-crafting machines and much more. Members have access to all the facilities, and our workshop is fully heated, with a kitchen, shower and bathrooms. Membership Meetings, held monthly, take place in our fully equipped meeting room.
Members of EAA Chapter 240 are required to join EAA National within 12 months.
The benefits are many, and include a monthly magazine rated by many to be one of the best out there.
Additionally there are many online resources (flight planning, event calendars, discounts and much more) available to all members.
To renew your EAA National membership click here.
To join and activate your EAA membership complete the enrollment form. Join our aviation community and enjoy these benefits:
- EAA stands up for aviation enthusiasts’ rights and interests!
The Fred Kacena Flight Training Scholarship
EAA Chapter 240 works to promote general aviation and has many programs to do so. A major program introduced in 2007 is The Fred Kacena Scholarship which provides a youngster with $1,500 of formal flying lessons.
The annual scholarship program is offered by EAA 240 in memory of the late Fred Kacena, a founding and active member of the chapter for over 40 years ago and a generous donor of a major financial gift to the chapter.
The Chapter board and the general membership decided that the most appropriate use of Fred’s magnanimity would be a scholarship fund for youngsters, boys and girls, who can demonstrate an interested in learning to fly and are deserving of financial assistance to realize their dream. The scholarship (for 2013) was a $1,500 dollar one time grant, and we make available several scholarships each year, as funds permit.
2013 Flight Training Awardee’s
Following generous donations from several individual members and healthy funds conditions overall the Board agreed to sponsor three Fred Kacena Flight Training Awards for 2013.
A number of applications were received and considered by the Selection Committee (Bob Thompson (Chair), Brian Blackwell and Sandy Walther). From their deliberations three awardee’s were selected:
Jason Preston, Nick Kuhn and Morgan Guarneri, picture here with Bob, Sandy and Brian.
Many congratulations to the three awardee’s who, accompanied by parents and friends, accepted their awards at the June Membership Meeting.
‘Navigators’ will assigned to each from the membership, to provide ongoing guidance and encouragement as they undertake their $1,500 Flight Training awards at the New Garden Flight Connection pilot training facility. Our best wishes to them!
We’ll invite them back to a Fall Membership Meeting to give us all an update on their progress.
2014 Fred Kacena Scholarship Award – Opening January 2014 (awarded mid-year 2014)
The 2014 grant will be available commencing January 2014 when we will invite applicants who are between the ages of 14 and 23, and who meet the requirements of the award (listed on the application form (see below). Applicants must be US citizens and resident in the Tri-State area (The Flight Connection Flying School based at New Garden Flying Field Pennsylvania), and is not transferable. Please read the application form (attachment below) very carefully before applying.
The closure date for 2014 applications is April 30th, and the Selection Committee will review applications and interview a shortlist of candidates. The EAA240 Board and Selection Committee will announce the successful awardees during late May 2014, and flight training funds will be immediately deposited with the New Garden Flight Connection flight school at New Garden Flying Field, where all flight training will occur.
Interested applicants can get more information, including applications forms and instructions by clicking here:Flight Training Scholarship Application (2990)
To support the chapter’s scholarship program with your tax deductible donation:
Questions about the EAA240 Scholarship? email us by clicking here
Scholarship 2012 – Awardee’s
The June 2012 Membership Meeting was the announcement of our 2012 Fred Kacena Flight Training Scholarship awardee’s:
Eric Burn, Charles Keith Heisler, Oliver Robbins
Congratulations to each, pictured below with EAA240 Board Members, and presenting to the EAA240 Membership at the June Membership Meeting. The Scholarship funds of $1,500 each has been placed with the New Garden Flight Connection training school. EAA240 “navigators’ have been assigned to each awardee for mentorship and encouragement during this initial year of flight training.
To support the chapter’s scholarship program with your tax deductible donation click the “Donate” button below:
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Our 2011 award went to Jimmy Reagan who used the EAA240 Scholarship award to undertake flight training at New Garden Flight Connection flight school. Jimmy successfully completed his training and flying lessons, achieving his Private Pilots License (PPL) in November of 2011. Congratulations Jimmy!
Scholarship Awardees – 2008, 2009
EAA Chapter 240 is a Delaware-based chapter, with its legacy in Wilmington’s New Castle Airport and various location in the state. The Chapter facility is located at New Garden Flying Field (N57), in eastern Pennsylvania, near the Delaware and Pennsylvania border, and services the Tri-State area’s of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, with many members from each state. Our roots however remain in Delaware.
Our address is: EAA Chapter 240, New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Rd, Toughkenamon PA 19374
Our postal address is: EAA Chapter 240, PO Box 240, Toughkenamon, PA 19374
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EAA Chapter 240 enjoys a close relationship with New Garden Flying Field, it’s clients, aviators and staff. Operated by the New Garden Township, the Chapter and Township work to promote General Aviation, the development and use of the airport. We also collaborate on special events, including the Annual Air Show.
The Airport Manager, Jon Martin, can be reached via email, or at 610.268.2048
The on-field Flight School – New Garden Flight Connection – is a great way to get an introduction to flying. Working with the NGFC team, EAA240 offers Flight Scholarships to deserving youngsters, more details here.