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.
One of your newest and youngest members of EAA Chapter 1218 is Cinch Liggett. Cinch, with the help of his Dad, volunteered to make custom seat covers for the club's most recent restoration which is a Star Duster Too. We think he did a FANTASTIC job! It just goes to show you that people of all ages have skills that they can use to help others. More pictures can be seen of the plane and seat covers in the gallery section of this website.
July 3, 2019 - Trent McBride of EAA Chapter 1218 in Willow Springs, Missouri, has passed his private pilot checkride, becoming the first of the Ray scholars to accomplish that goal.
"The support from EAA Chapter 1218 and the local aviation community to help Trent achieve his first step in pursuing a career as a professional pilot is what the Ray Aviation Scholars program is all about, and is a true testament to EAA's commitment to growing participation in aviation," EAA Chapter Field Representative II David Leiting said. "Trent conducted his flight training with the Ozark Aviators Flying Club, a club formed by the members of EAA Chapter 1218. To have the first Ray scholar to complete their flight training follow this pathway is outstanding, and should be a model for other chapters to follow."
Trent was awarded his EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship in March and has been working toward his certificate under the instruction of Mike Ennis and James Ennis. Trent graduated high school this spring and will be pursuing a career in aviation while attending College of the Ozarks and playing basketball.
Chapter President Tom White said Trent's rapid progression through his training was facilitated by a strong work ethic and support from family, his mentor (Glenda Ennis), and Chapter 1218 members. Trent accomplished his solo flight on April 26, the FAA knowledge test on June 14, and his practical test on June 27.
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 the gallery section of this website.
This beauty is for sale! Interested parties should contact President White at the contact information above, or follow the link below to go to Barnstormers. Type EAA BiPlane in the search bar to go to this add.
The airworthiness certificate was awarded to the EAA BiPlane on May 15th by DAR Neal Sowers.