EAA Chapter 55 History

Chapter 55 was originally organized in 1959. Dedicated to the promotion of aviation education and recreation, the Chapter supports a variety of programs and activities to that end. With over 110 active members, the Chapter is a hub of sport aviation activity for the greater Lansing area. A very diverse membership insures that any aviation enthusiast will find others within the Chapter with similar interests.

The Chapter Hangar, located at the Mason Jewett Field Airport, was constructed in 1985. The facility provides hangar space for members' aircraft, a meeting room and a dedicated workshop for member's aircraft building or restoration projects.

The original purpose for the Experimental Aircraft Association was to support the homebuilt aircraft movement. This objective is very much alive at Chapter 55 with many homebuilt aircraft projects under construction or completed by Chapter members (Glasair III, Glasair IIS FT, GlaStar, RV-6's, RV-8's, Pietenpol Sky Scout, Kitfox, Christavia, Phantom, KIS and Hummelbird. . .) to name a few.

While not all chapter members are pilots or homebuilders, they all have one thing in common, the love of things that fly. If any of this sounds interesting or if you are just "plane crazy" come on out to a Chapter 55 meeting and join the fun!

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at the chapter hangar at the Mason-Jewett Airport in Mason, MI. Breakfast begins serving at 8:00 am with the meeting and program starting at 9:30 am.

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