If you have a project completed, in progress, or just a cool airplane to post on the website, please contact our webmaster to arrange for an article to be added. It will be featured on the front page for a period of time, and will be recorded in the Aircraft area of the website. 

Our chapter has various tools, including an engine hoist and aircraft scales, that we can loan out to our members. To qualify, you must be a Chapter 187 member with all dues current.

In addition, you will need to provide a deposit. Deposit is cash or checks only, and is $30 per tool unless otherwise noted. Tools are free to use, unless otherwise noted.

Please send an inquiry to arrange pickup.

Tools available:

Tubing bender sz. 4, 6, 8 Hole Punches Hole Punches for Panels and Firewalls Fabric Tester Cable Cutter Brake Rivet Set Hand Rivet Squeezer Nicopress Tool Tap and Die Set Magneto Synchronizer Cable Tension Gauge Hydraulic Wire Crimper ($50 deposit) Pneumatic Rivet Squeezer ($100 deposit) Cylinder Pressure Tester Piston Ring Squeezer Digital Tach 48" Box and Pan Brake Engine Hoist ($100 deposit) Scales ($100 deposit, $25 fee)

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.


Saturday, December 9, 2017 Chapter Meeting: Potluck and Hangar Hop

We're planning a Hangar Hop and Potluck for December - please check back for details! We'll post them soon.


2018 Chapter Dues

2018 Chapter Membership fees are now due. Please pay them here.


Tango Flight

TangoFlight is a STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) program for students at both Georgetown and East View high schools.

The centerpiece of this program has students build a Van's Aircraft RV-12 two-seat Light Sport Aircraft.

EAA Chapter 187 is co-sponsoring this project, providing experienced aircraft builders as mentors for the students. The aircraft is being built on the East View High School campus, with final assembly and operation at Georgetown Municipal Airport.

Funding for the project is primarily from charitable donations. EAA Chapter 187, being a 501(c)3 non-profit, is helping fund this project.

You can make a tax-deductible donation using PayPal below (accepts all major credit cards and bank accounts).

Visit Tango Flight on the web at tangoflight.org, and follow their Facebook page.


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!

For more information, log on to rockdaletigerflight.org, or check out our Facebook page. If you have questions, contact us.


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Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes work.

You may even dream about being a pilot.

If you’re nodding your head "yes" and are between the ages of 8 and 17, then there are thousands of EAA member volunteer pilots who would love to take you on a free Young Eagles flight.

That’s right - a free flight!

How do you get started? Contact our Young Eagles Coordinator to set up your flight.

Yes, it is that easy!


So what’s a Young Eagles Flight like?

On the ground: Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane, reviewing an aeronautical chart (or map), identifying reference points during the flight, completing a careful “walk around” preflight inspection of the airplane, and identifying the parts that control the airplane.

Just before take-off: Your pilot helps you buckle your seat belt and describes the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.

In the air: You have a whole new view of the earth and sky. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls! The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, but if you’re like most Young Eagles, you’ll remember this experience for the rest of your life.

Back on the ground: There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. And ask away! Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane. You also receive an official Young Eagles logbook, which is signed by your personal pilot, and your name is added to long list of Young Eagles in the World’s Largest Logbook.

Bet you can’t wait to set up your flight! Here’s how:

  1. Talk with your parents about this opportunity.
  2. Locate the Young Eagles Coordinator closest to you.
  3. Contact your local coordinator to schedule your flight.
  4. Take-off!

Payments and Donations

You can pay by check or online. We use PayPal for online payments.  You do not need to be registered on PayPal to pay.

Pay By Check

Please make your check payable to EAA 187 and mail it to our treasurer at:

Attn: Rob Reese / Treasurer
8100 Ephraim rd
Austin, TX
78717

Membership Dues Payment

Dues for 2018 are $35.

Partial Dues Payment

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