What is EAA?
EAA was founded in 1953 by Paul H. Poberezny and represents more than 200,000 members. It has grown to an international organization representing recreational aviation enthusiasts with broad experience and interests. EAA members represent every aspect of aviation, from flying, fixing, and building aircraft. EAA members share passion and love of aviation with others.
The EAA website sums up who we are beautifully!
A community of passionate aviation enthusiasts that promotes and supports recreational flying.
A vibrant and growing aviation community.
To grow participation in aviation by promoting the “Spirit of Aviation.”
Check out EAA.org to learn more!
About EAA Chapter 65
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 65 – Golden Horseshoe was founded in 1959 when a group of passionate aviators came together with a shared vision of creating a place for local aviation enthusiasts. Over a half-century later, Chapter 65 is an active club that’s still growing! With 60+ members and over 20 member aircraft there is plenty of opportunity to get involved by volunteering and enjoying our social events!
Since its inception, EAA Chapter 65 has played a vital role in advancing aviation in the region. Our Chapter activity participates in ‘Buddy Flights,’ often referred to as the ‘$100 Hamburger’, where members flying aircraft are encouraged to take non-flying members along. No empty seats!
The aviation industry is constantly evolving, and several significant changes are on the horizon. As an example, the emergence of electric aircraft is set to revolutionize the aviation industry. As advancements in battery technology continue, electric-powered aircraft are becoming more feasible and environmentally friendly.
It’s important for our chapter and its members to stay informed about any upcoming changes and embrace opportunities for growth and adaptation. By actively participating in club activities and the evolving aviation landscape, EAA Chapter 65 can continue to foster a vibrant community and promote the spirit of experimental aircraft innovation.
As we move forward, EAA Chapter 65 remains committed to its founding principles, embracing the spirit of aviation and fostering a vibrant community. We continue to strive towards our mission of promoting and preserving the joys of flight, welcoming aviation enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels to join us on this exciting journey.
Enjoy Exclusive Club Member Privileges
- Chapter meetings featuring videos, and guest speakers
- Special interest group meetups
- Technical information resources
- Club build participation opportunities
- Monthly newsletters
- Opportunities to meet other aviation enthusiasts
- Social gatherings
- EAA member discount programs