EAA is a growing and diverse international organization with a wide range of aviation interests. Originally founded in 1953 by a group of people involved in building their own airplanes, through the years it has transformed into a wide group interested in everything aviation.
EAA Chapter 187 is a tight group of folks located in the Greater Austin Metro Area interested in building custom aircraft, flying, aviation, and beyond. We come from a great range of backgrounds, but share a common passion for the skies. We have regular scheduled meetings and events. We engage other events in the area, helping represent EAA and Experimental Aviation. We hold regular Young Eagles rallies, allowing kids age 8-17 to experience their first flights in a small airplane.
Want to find out more? Come join us at one of our regular meetings and introduce yourself. You will find that our members are open, friendly, and have a great deal of interesting things to talk about. Interested in building your airplane? You're in the right spot! We have builders assistance, tools loan programs, first flight assistance and counceling, and much more.
August 13, 2016 Chapter Meeting: Eagle's Nest
At high school campuses across the nation, Eagle's Nest Projects are providing students a unique, inspiring, and empowering STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education experience; the beginning-to-end construction of a modern FAA certified Light Sport aircraft (Van's Aircraft RV-12) with full glass instrumentation, 2-axis auto-pilot, and all the latest safety features. Students participating in Eagle's Nest Projects receive high school course credit and select campuses offer dual credit. Eagle's Nest Projects utilize an extensive network of mentors and educators who live our motto, "Mentors build the students...students build the aircraft".
Our Chapter members, Dan Weyant and Randy Rossi, are heading the project for Georgetown ISD high school students here in Georgetown Municipal Airport starting this September.
We will be joined by R.E. "Ernie" Butcher, who is one of the team members who mentors all the Eagle’s Nest Projects. He will have a presentation on Eagle’s Nest Projects and also give us support and guidance to make this project happen here in Georgetown.
Rockdale Tiger Flight: help us build a Zenith CH-601
Rockdale Tiger Flight is a group organized by several EAA 187 members in Rockdale, TX.
The group is focused on teaching mid- and high-schoolers airplane building skills. We're done with the tail of RV-6, and have switched over to putting together our full kit for Zenith CH-601. We get together every Saturday at 10 AM, and focus on building those airplanes. We also offer weekly Young Eagles rides to kids, subject to weather and aircraft availability.
This weekly event is free to participants, and we are looking for help! Both kids and adults are welcome!
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