September 18, 2018

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 461 Clow International Airport
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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.

About EAA

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

Have any questions? Contact us at 630-675-9103

EAA Chapter 461 is located at Clow International Airport (1C5) in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Elimination of Members Area

Over the last couple of weeks, the site has noticed an exponential uptick in the number of attempts to hack into the administrative side of the website. Up to this point it had been more of a nuisance group of people trying to register as members in order to spam the site, etc. They are easy to stop.

But with this new threat, anyone who is able to get through the various firewalls that are in place through goDaddy, would have administrative access to the entire site and all the personal information of the users who had signed up as members. I have taken the short term step to remove the “Member” plug-in and have removed all users and their personal data from the site to protect everyones personal information. Sorry for any inconvenience but thank you for your understanding.  –  Admin.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 4th, at 7:00 pm at the IAM hanger at Clow Airport. We are very excited to have entered into an agreement with Clow airport for rental of a hanger to be used by our Chapter. We will have room for a build project, workshops, a lounge area, and meeting space. But for now, our meetings and YE rallies are still at the IAM hanger.

Click here for directions to Illinois Aviation Museum.


Young Eagles Rally

Well unfortunately we were not able to have a rally for September. But, we are looking forward to our next Young Eagles rally on Saturday, October 13th, 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 August newsletter is now posted for your enjoyment. Please click on the link to be taken to the newsletter.

Chapter 461 Newsletter August 2018

Chapter 461 Newsletter June 2018

Chapter 461 Newsletter April 2018

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.

Access Aero

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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