Aircraft Built in Rochester
Since the beginning of powered flight, Rochesterians have
emulated the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss in their desire to
design, build, and fly their own aircraft. Our history is rich with
designs that were innovative and often, but not always, successful.
The names Cooley, Taylor, Cunningham-Hall, Helpler, Moore, and
Luce are not household names, not even among aviators. Yet, these
men and women should be recognized for their contributions to
flight in Upstate NY. This presentation will introduce these
pioneers and their aircraft.
Biographical data on Robert Barrett, President EAA Chapter 44
Sign-Language interpreter for the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Currently a student pilot training for his Private Pilot license, and has always been a lover of
President of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 44 in Brockport, NY.
Developed Aero Camp for Girl Scouts in 1997, a weekend campout led by women for young
women. There members of the Finger Lakes 99s and volunteers teach young women about
aviation and flight careers. This camp continues to run every year in June.
Member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), the International Cessna 170
Association, and the Airdale Flying Club at Ledgedale field in Brockport, NY.