EAA Chapter 42 is a chapter of the national Experimental Aircraft Association, and is dedicated to the promotion of homebuilt aircraft, education and recreation.
Our mission is to:
- Promote, encourage, and facilitate recreational aviation activities that provide educational opportunities.
- Have Fun!
EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters and contemporary manufactured aircraft.
What does the EAA chapter Flight Advisor do?
A flight advisor helps the pilot conduct a self evaluation, as well, as evaluate the flying characteristics of the aircraft. The pilot then uses that evaluation to decide whether he or she is capable of flying that airplane. If not capable, the flight advisor explains where and how he or she can get the proper instruction, or alternatively find someone to make the initial flights. A flight advisor also suggests best practices to follow when flight testing a homebuilt aircraft (e.g. runway selection, weather minimums, etc.)
What does the EAA chapter Technical Counselor do?
EAA Technical Counselors are experienced airplane builders, restorers, and mechanics who volunteer their time to visit other EAA members who are in the process of building or restoring their own aircraft.
The goal of EAA’s Technical Counselors program is to help members present a “zero defect” aircraft at final inspection by the FAA. It’s aimed at providing experienced builders to help you make the right choices during construction.
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You don't have to be a pilot or aircraft owner to be a member of EAA, but you do need to be a member of the national EAA to be a chapter member.
We have over 60 members in good standing, and others at large - or at small (we are never sure about those) - with serveral flying projects and about 10 or so active projects in work at various stages of completion.
Our usual monthly schedule:
- First Wednesday - 7 PM - Board Meeting
- Second Saturday - 9:30 AM - Breakfast Get Together
- Fourth Tuesday - 7 PM - Chapter Meeting
Board meetings 1st Wednesday of the month. Just like any volunteer organization in the state, anyone interested is invited to attend. Check our web site for the location of the meeting.
We have an email mailing list. Join the EAA42 email List
Monthly meeting locations vary. Some meetings are held at member's homes and other locations to view projects, visit aviation related operations, participate in special events, etc. Some meetings are at the Alaska Aviation Museum located at 4721 Aircraft Dr on Lake Hood where we have presentations by subject matter experts in various subjects from aviation fuel and electrics to aviation safety.
No meeting in December.
Chapter 42 normally hosts a Fly-In/Drive-In Picnic a time or two during the summer.
Monthly Chapter Breakfast Get-Together
At 9:30 AM on the 2nd Saturday of each month, we have a great time having breakfast. Check our web site for the current location.
Please join us, and bring the family and friends...
- 1st - FAA Winter Ends
- Last Weekend - Alaska Airmen Fed Ex Trade Show
- Mother's Day Weekend - Valdez Fly-In
- Nominating Comittee
- Last week - Airventure - Oshkosh, WI
- Nominating Comittee reports
- 15th - FAA Winter Begins
- Chapter Elections
EAA Chapter 42 email List
We have a mailing list to keep you up-to-date.
We allow anyone to be a member of the email list it doesn't matter if you're a member or if you're out-of-state we don't really mind.
We use a standalone package for the list. This package is specifically designed to run emailing lists and filters out spam and junk really well. You won't get any emails about: sketchy pharmaceutical drugs, friendly women from Russia, Facebook updates, LinkedIn updates, or other spam.
This software locks down the list. The email list is not connected to the Chapter 42 membership list. Joining Chapter 42 does not automatically put you into the email list. Changing your email in the Chapter 42 member area does not affect the mailing list.
There is one little item that trips some people up. If you're going to post to the list you have to use the same email that you joined up with, so if you joined the email list from home, you can't use your email address at work to post to the list. The solution is to sign up to the list multiple times, from home, work, and your phone.
It is really easy to post to the email list. All you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
When the webmaster sends an email, it hits my iPhone within a minute and it takes a couple more minutes for the email to arrive on my home system. Other people have sent messages, and I got them half an hour before they did. Your mileage may vary.
There is a link at the bottom of every email that brings you to the list where you can maintain your email list information.