We are just one of hundreds of local chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association nationwide. Our members come from all walks of life and all aviation backgrounds, from none at all to commercial pilots and everything in between. Our youngest member is 17 and our oldest is over 80! We hold a monthly meeting or event which gives our members and visitors a chance to visit, talk about aviation (or not) and generally to socialize and enjoy each other's company. Chapter meetings are normally held at the Beloit Airport (upstairs in the terminal building) on the 2nd Wednesday each month. You don't have to be a member to attend meetings, but we hope you'll consider joining, because we truly believe in the old adage, "The more the merrier!", and we're nothing if not into being "merry!"
Bob Rauscher is our current Chapter President and he presides over the Chapter 60 Board of Directors. The "Board" handles the month-to-month business end of chapter activities so that the monthly chapter meetings can proceed without the bother of a "business meeting" -- we get right to the F-U-N! Board members serve 2-year terms and include the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three members-at-large positions. We encourage all of our members who haven't yet served on the Board to consider it. It's "light duty" and regular rotation of volunteers help prevent "leadership burnout" that's so common in almost any organization. If you are new to the Chapter, it's also a great way to get to know everyone and help out the chapter at the same time.
Our upcoming chapter events will be listed on the "Events" and "Calendar" pages. We hope to see you at one of them soon!
The Experimental Aviation Association began in 1953 when a small group of men with an interest in aviation and plane building met at Flabob Airport in southern California. They began what became known as EAA Chapter 1. Now, almost 1,000 local EAA Chapters are active around the world! The national headquarters is located at Wittman Field (KOSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin and they hold their annual convention, known as AirVenture, every summer in late July or early August. To find out more, go to EAA.org