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Chapter 1445 Celebrates Founder’s 100th Birthday
December 22, 2015 - EAA Chapter 1445 gathered on November 15 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport to celebrate the 100th birthday of its president and founder, Roger Ellis, EAA 136551.
Ellis earned his pilot’s license in 1935 and flew and serviced P-38s, B-24s, B-29s, and AT-6s as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He founded Chapter 1145 in 2006.
During the event, Ellis flew a Cessna Cardinal in the company of a safety pilot and two of his grandchildren.
More than 60 people, including chapter members and members of Ellis’ family, attended the birthday celebration.
From all of us here at EAA, happy birthday Roger!