Experimental flight group opens chapter

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) chapter network, which provides invaluable aviation opportunities locally, has added an association chapter in Hillsboro.

FAA Chapter 1301 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month.

This “grass roots” organization allows aviation enthusiasts to share information on a local level. EAA chapters are responsible for more than 10,000 aviation activities every year.

Chapter activities range from monthly meetings to airport open houses and pancake breakfasts that share aviation with the community and build a stronger bond between local aviation and the general public.

Other EAA chapter efforts include Young Eagles rallies, which share the world of flight with a new generation; aircraft building projects; and work parties that help maintain a local flight facility.

Most EAA chapter members are pilots, but non-flying aviation enthusiasts can participate.

“Chapters provide a tremendous opportunity for aviation enthusiasts to get involved in flying activities and join with others who share an interest in aviation,” said Tom Poberenzy, EAA president. “Local chapters also provide conduits for key EAA programs and are a great place to simply enjoy the world of flight.”

For more information about EAA Chapter 1301, contact chapter president Edith Darting, 947-2384, or secretary Dick McLinden, 316-382-3277.

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