EAA Chapter 468

Build it, Fly it!

We Want You

Are you a young person age 8 to 100?

Do you want to learn to build your own airplane?

Are you curious about how airplanes fly? Do you love aviation?

If so, you are invited to join us every 4th Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for fellowship, presentations, learning opportunities, building assistance, “Hangar Flying”, and a warm welcome from each of our members.

 

Chapter 468 Calendar

 

 

Peach State (GA2)

Young Eagle Rallies

Our Chapter is devoted to encouraging in the youth of our community, an interest in aviation. We hold Young Eagle Rallies so young people can experience their first flight in a General Aviation aircraft. These rallies are usually held in April and October and include:

Ground School is where we provide a Safety Briefing, an overview of their flight and a Pre-Flight Classroom presentation covering the basic features of an aircraft and how they fly.

Pre-Flight Briefing presented by the Pilot assigned to them. They will receive specific instructions regarding safely boarding the aircraft they will fly in, as well as how to use the headset and seatbelts.

Flight Times lasting approximately 10-15 minutes and include 1 take-off and 1 landing.

An Official Young Eagle Flight Certificate signed by their pilot,  a Young Eagles logbook with the flight entry, and free enrollment in Sporty's Pilot Shop's online ground school.  They will also be registered in the EAA Young Eagle Flight Log Book, along with more than 1.5  million other young people who have participated in the program since it began in 1992.

An Official Young Eagle Flight Certificate signed by their pilot. They will also be registered in the EAA Young Eagle Flight Log Book, along with more than 1.4 million other young people who have participated in the program since it began in 1992.

 

EAA Air Academy Scholarship

Our fundraising efforts throughout the year allow us to sponsor the tuition costs of at least one young person, age 12-18 years old, for the EAA Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during the Airventure Fly-in held each July. Candidates names are submitted to the membership for consideration. If more than one candidate is nominated, the members present at the final submission meeting vote for their choice to receive the Scholarship. When funding has allowed, we have sponsored more than one candidate.

The Air Academy lasts 5-9 days and includes meals and lodging. Age appropriate classroom and shop projects will provide a fun-filled week of aviation knowledge and hands-on experience opportunities. Admission to the Airventure show for 3 days is also included in the tuition for the 16-18 year old attendees.

Technical Counselors and Flight Advisors

You will find offers of guidance and insight for those who wish to build and test fly their own Experimental Aircraft. Many of our members are pilots, builders, instructors and restorers who are committed to assisting others and sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience where needed for aircraft design and construction.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake BreakfastOne thing is certain, pilots like to eat. Our Pancake Breakfasts are one of the fundraisers we hold during the year. Eggs, sausage, coffee or juice are included. Spring and Fall is our regular event schedule and we have a great time meeting new people from all around who drive or fly in for a hot breakfast.

 

Our Hosts

Peach State Aerodrome and the Candler Field Museum  are our hosts and support our goals with total cooperation from the airport, the museum, and its members; and even our meetings are held in the museum library.  The Museum itself displays a rotating collection of actively flying aircraft, and recreates the look and feel of Atlanta’s first major airport.  They also schedule Fly-Ins several times each year, frequently themed around the 1930’s. Antique cars and aircraft are the Guests of Honor and you are invited to attend.

The restaurant located there, Barnstormers Grill, offers weekend visitors and $100.00 Hamburger flyers a warm satisfying meal (for much less than $100.00).

 

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