Welcome to our Chapter
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.
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 aboutEAA and our programs and services, please visit our home page at EAA.org.
Have any questions? Contact us at 630-675-9103
EAA Chapter 461 is located at Clow International Airport (1C5) in Bolingbrook, Illinois
There will not be a meeting on August 2nd. Instead we will be having a Movie Night on August 24th (that’s a Friday night). Right now the leading contender for the movie is “Sully”. If you have other ideas, let Wayne know. More information will be coming soon.
So our next meeting will be Thursday, September 6th, at 7:00 pm in the Illinois Aviation Museum hanger. The agenda to be determined.
Click here for directions to Illinois Aviation Museum.
Young Eagles Rally
Our next Young Eagles rally is set for Saturday, August 11th at 9am at the IAM hanger. Please make it out if you can. Members, please let us know if you can attend and in what capacity.
Thank you Aymee for another newsletter. The June newsletter is now posted for your enjoyment. Please click on the link to be taken to the newsletter.
New Info in the Events section
In the Events section, we have added a calendar from EAA with dates and times for all kinds of aviation activities in the Chicago area, all the way through October.
Public Service Announcement – Spam (not the meat product)
Sorry, I need to mention this again. If you would like to set up a legitimate user’s account, please do. But when you make the request, please also send me an email with the request. We still get a half dozen daily attempts from spammers to try and put junk stuff ( from Viagra to online schools to home nursing options (though some of us might need those)) on the website. If you’re trying to create an account and dont send me an email, I’ll just erase you with the rest of the junk from Russia and Poland, etc.
The Zenith is now owned by a flying club, Access Aero. With many schools charging $150 an hour for a Cessna 172, the founding members of Access Aero wanted a good, reliable, inexpensive to operate airplane. Along came the Zenith 750. For more information about Access Aero, you can visit their website at: Access Aero and follow them on Facebook.
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