Chapter 1218

Willow Springs, Missouri

Contact Us:

Chapter: EAA 1218

President: Thomas White

Phone: 417-233-1218

Address: 810 Bryan Street, Willow Springs,  MO 65793-3475

Location: South Central Missouri, USA




To Join EAA Chapter 1218 just call, email, or come to one of our meetings!

Chapter gatherings are held the second Saturday of each month at the chapter hanger/meeting room.  Guests are always welcome!  Check the Announcements page for times and details.

Save the date:  Our Fly-In/Camp-Out will be June 8-10th.

Check back for more information as the date gets closer.  Last year was a fun time for everyone who participated, and this year should be even better!

The Restoration of the EAA Bi Plane is complete!  

Thanks to our dedicated crew of builders, the Bi Plane that was donated to our chapter by the Pascoe family has been completed.  More pictures of this restoration are available in our gallery section of this website.  This beauty is for sale! Image may contain: outdoor and nature


Aviation Merit Badge University 2017

On December 2nd, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1218 members provided area scouts the opportunity to achieve their Boy Scout Merit Badge in Aviation.Image may contain: 3 people

Chapter member Mike Ennis with a hands on "How Airplanes Work". Mike also explained the different pilot certificates.


Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing, shoes, tree, child and outdoorChapter member Matt Chatman demonstrating a proper preflight inspection. 

One of the Scouts in attendance wanted to set in the recently completed restoration of the EAA Bi Plane.  He wanted to see what it would feel like to set in and move the controls of the airplane with his new knowledge of aircraft and their controls.

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Jenny Plaque Dedication Ceremony at Springfield-Branson National Airport June 14th, 2017

Several EAA Chapter 1218 members were in attendance today for the dedication of the Jenny Plaque at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.  The Jenny was built by Clint and Marge Allen with the help from many Chapter 1218 members.

Clint Allen with Chapter 1218 President, Tom White.

 See our gallery for more pictures of this event.

EAA 1218 Fly-In/Camp-Out June 2nd-4th at 1h5


Our Fly In/Camp Out was a success!  The weather cooperated and we had several airplanes fly in as well as some planes from the field who flew.  There were several people who either camped under their wing, or brought tents and campers.  Friday night before the band played, James Ennis gave some of the band members their first airplane ride in his Cessna 172. 

More pictures from the event are located in the Gallery Section of this website.

Thanks to all of our donors and helpers who made this a success.


Annual Service Awards Presented at Dec. Gathering

EAA Chapter 1218 presented its annual service awards at December's gathering.  Left to right:  Clint Allen, Technical Adviser; Berlin Batesel, Technical Counselor; Tom Young, Vice President; Lisa Johnson, Wed Editor; David Johnson, Treasurer; Phyllis White, Secretary; Tom White, President; Not pictures is Ron Hook, Flight Adviser.             

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge University 2016

Visit our Gallery page for more pictures of this event.

Watercolorist Phil Schmidt Gives Demonstration at the November Gathering.

 Visit our gallery for more pictures of this demonstration.


Chapt. 1218 Open House Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast




Len Ahrnsbrak received the Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" Award at the Chapter 1218 August meeting.

 After the presentation,  Phil presented a Safety Meeting on Transition Training.



  Chapter 1218 Charter Member Len Ahrnsbrak was presented the Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" Award during our August meeting. 

  The award was presented by Phil Dixon of the St. Louis FAA Safety team.

Curtiss Jenny Moved to Springfield-Branson National Airport

EAA Chapter 1218 moved the 3/4 scale Curtiss Jenny to its new home atop the ticket counter at the Springfield-Branson National Airport on Monday, May 9th.  This project was the brainchild of Clint and Marge Allen and was built with the help of Chapter 1218 members.  For more pictures of the move, visit our gallery page.


FAAST (FAA Safety Team) Topic: 'Surprise, Surprise', avoiding pitfalls that lead to crashes. Sat. April 9th.



EAA Chapter 1218 Fly-In and Open House 9-19-15

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Chapter members posed with the One Week Wonder, Kyle Voltz, and Charlie Becker after the fly-in. 
It was a great day for local aviation.  We hosted around 30 airplanes and many more visitors who drove in.  The weather cooperated and it turned out to be a great day.

July Fly-In Pancake Breakfast Was A Success!

The July 11th, fly-in pancake breakfast was a success!  We served around one hundred people breakfast and hosted 20 airplanes.

There is nothing like a good fly-in breakfast after two weeks worth of rainy weather to get pilots into their airplanes and flying!

We will be doing it all again for our August 8th meeting.  We hope to see everyone who showed up this morning again next month. We would love to see some new faces and airplanes from the area too!  It is sure to be another fun day at EAA 1218 in beautiful Willow Springs!

Photo courtesy of Henny Christensen.  Henny flew over on her way to South East Missouri for a photography job near the Mississippi river.  You can see more pictures from today in our gallery section of our website.  The link below will take you directly to the album.


Passion Flights for Life


 This morning during our EAA Chapter 1218 Fly-in breakfast, Jim Davis of Mountain Home, Arkansas flew into 1h5 to give fellow Cancer survivor Logan Welch his first ride in an airplane.

One year ago today, Logan was in the hospital being treated for Leukemia.  Today, one day short of his 20th birthday, Logan received his Passion flight from fellow Cancer survivor Jim Davis.

Jim's goal is to fly a fellow Cancer survivor in all of the lower 48 states.  This mornings' flight was number 28 for Jim and his plane.

You can follow Jim and his Passion Flights on his blog. 


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