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
Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 7th, at 7pm. This will be a rather informal meeting as we are going to have a BBQ meeting. If Josh is able to attend, he’ll discuss the O’Hare modernization project a little bit. Also Wayne will be recognizing some members who have gone above and beyond this last year.
Click here for directions to Illinois Aviation Museum.
Our Young Eagles Season
Well, we had a last minute location change for our past YE rally due to ramp construction at Clow. We still managed a great turnout of Young Eagles. Thanks to all who were able to come and join the fun of flying. If you are going to be in aviation for any length of time, the ability to be flexible, adapting to changing (sometimes rapidly) conditions is crucial. While we don’t like making this kind of thing routine, our pilots, ground crew, and especially our Young Eagles and their families, adapted to the challenge and enjoyed a good morning.
The next Young Eagles rally is Saturday, September 9th, from 9 am to noon. We will be back to our usual location at the IAM hanger. Please come out and join us. Follow the link at the top of page for all the information.
The Zenith Club
The Zenith has been flying nicely. Several members have been checked out in the airplane. The airplane is now owned by a Flying Club, Access Aero. The goal is to provide affordable flight training. 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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