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.
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.
Alan Leonard's Air Coupe --- Alan had this airplane in pieces at his farm. The Chapter members volunteered to give him some assistance in restoring it. He loaded the wings and drug them to the
On the right is the wing that members began working on their first work night February 15th 2010. Pictured is Alan L, Tracy S, Wayne N, missing from photo Jim W and Ray S. This was the first night of many spent on the aircraft. In October it was reported that the plane took flight and Alan expressed his excitement with this restoration.
Update - Air Coupe was completed and has been an exciting new member of the Chapters aircraft. Alan has also been working on another project that will be completed soon. Come check out our Annual FlyIn's and see what new aircraft he has brought out of boneyards to brighten our skys.
2017 has put our chapter into a new venture:
One of our new members has a project he is looking for assistance on. We will call this venture Nick's Celebrity Fisher. We will enter new pictures on our progress. Hope you enjoy this and you are always welcome to help in this very rewarding task. In January 2017 - Nick and some of the members brought the beginnings of his airplane to our club room along with the many pieces - We started out with two wings - a mess of little parts and drawings With a lot of help from many interested aviation enthusiast this is where the process has gotten us thus far. AS you can see there is no age limit to getting involved