Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.
For more information on our chapter, please contact our president via the contact information provided in the sidebar.
Dedication since the beginning.
In 1998 the Chapter began holding monthly meetings in various locations around the City of Macon.
It was the general consensus of all that a central meeting place was needed and the most logical and appropriate location would be at the Macon Fower Memorial Airport.
Members of the chapter approached the City of Macon with a proposal to build an addition onto the existing airport terminal. Completely funded and built by the Chapter.
Chapter members took on the job of raising funds and purchasing everything needed for its’ completion. The members stepped forward with machinery, materials, additional funds, and most of all their labor to accomplish the goal.
We are very proud of our founders. They constructed a place for all to come and share our passion -- aviation. Even after the meeting facility was completed they didn’t stop. Additional work with sidewalks and a patio area added the finishing touches and enhanced the appearance and usefulness of the area.
- Take a look above on our Chapter's Heading to see all that can be done with a lot of teamwork and dedication to a final purpose.
We invite you to come and enjoy.
Our beginning & Purpose
In December 1997 a group of individuals with an interest in Aviation gathered to look into forming an EAA Chapter in the Macon County Area. The establishment of a Chapter with Experimental Aircraft Association (E.A.A.) was voted on and membership in both national and local EAA began to grow.
In February 1998 the necessary paperwork was filed with the City of Macon ,County of Macon, and the State of Missouri for a Non-Profit Corporation adapting the name of Northeast Missouri EAA Chapter 1212. The period of duration of the corporation is perpetual. The Corporation is a public benefit corporation pursuant to Section 355.881, RSMO.
The purposes for which the corporation is organized are:
a. To promote and encourage the sport and hobby of recreational aviation.
b. To cooperate with and assist government agencies in the development of programs that promote and support recreational aviation.
c. To promote and encourage aviation, education and safety in the design, construction, restoration and flying of all types of aviation vehicles.
d. To provide aviation enthusiasts at all levels the opportunity to participate in grassroots aviation activities
Our chapter is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 170,000 plus members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit our home page at EAA.org.
Young Eagles is a program that allows young people from the ages of 8 to 17 year old to experience their first airplane ride absolutely free. We are proud of our participation in the Young Eagle Program. Giving the young people of the area a chance to take wing and fly like the birds. Our members have several types of aircraft at their disposal and all our pilots love to introduce young people to their passion of flying. For more details on Young Eagles visit EAA website www.youngeagles.org
Air Academy - In the past 4 years our chapter has had the opportunity to sponsor 4 young people to the Air Academy which takes place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For 2013 we are proud to be able to send two more young people to the EAA Air Academy. One of our young people (Luke S) will be attending the Basic Academy and Deanna G will be attending the Advanced. Both of these young people have an interest in Aviation and let's face it the Future of Aviation is in our young people. This makes a total 6 young we have had the privilege to grant them look at what we all have a great passion for Aviation - Flying - Fellowship. This program introduces the different age groups of people to all the aspects of flying, designing, building. etc. Visit http://www.youngeagles.org/programs/airacademy for more information.
2013 Candidates for Air Academy are just counting the days to the date of their adventure - Camp. All of the paperwork and tuition has been completed and to say they are alittle anxious for the big day is to say the least. We as a chapter strive to advance the knowledge of all who are interested in aviation. Young people with Air Academy and Young Eagles and Adults with the new Eagles program and invitation to participate in our monthly meetings and events. Aviation is in the hands of our young people and it looks like they are very good hands.
Eagle Flights In the spring of 2012 a brand new program is being introduced and I am please to announce that we will be promoting it. The new program is Eagle Flights. Like young Eagles this program will introduce the joy of flight but to adults at no cost. All that is necessary is that you wish to see and feel the experience of Flight.