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RIT Aviation Club records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0101

Scope and Contents

The RIT Aviation Club records consist of materials related to the organization and its activities. The collection contains copies of the club's constitutions, correspondence, financial documents, meeting minute and notes, membership information, letterhead, promotional materials, and a few other miscellaneous items. This includes multiple copies of the group's constitution; budget materials; handwritten meeting notes; membership forms and sign-in lists; and fliers and posters advertising the group's activities. Most of the miscellaneous materials are related to the club's purpose and activities such as a proposal for an RIT airport, an RIT event registration form, and an application for membership in the Penn Yan Flying Club.


  • Creation: 1967-1981


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Rochester Institute of Technology Aviation Club was originally started as the General Aviation Ground School Association around 1965. The purpose of the group was to provide ground school instruction, as well as to organize social activities for those interested aviation. Robert Tompkins, an instructor in RIT's printing department, served as the ground school teacher. The course was designed to help members earn their private pilot certification. Some of the social events included aviation films and lectures by experts in aircraft and flight technology. The club also helped members stay informed of developments in both military and commercial aviation. In 1974, the group revised its constitution with its new stated purposes being:

  • To promote general aviation in accordance with the Federal Aviation Agency
  • To better acquaint the members with general aviation rules and regulations
  • To introduce new instructional materials to private and commercial pilots
  • To teach the student pilot pertinent information about flying
  • Extent

    .5 Linear Feet (1 document box)




    Records of the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Aviation Club. The club was started by RIT students around 1965 for those with an interest in general aviation. The collection includes governance documents, correspondence, financial records, meeting notes, membership information, and promotional materials.


    The collection is divided into seven series: Constitutions, Correspondence, Financial documents, Meeting minutes, Membership records, Promotional materials, and Miscellaneous.

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.

    RIT Aviation Club records
    RIT Archives
    Lara Nicosia
    01 March 2011
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA