The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is an organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds, dedicated to preserving flying of any kind. Since its founding in 1953 by a group of individuals who were interested in building their own airplanes, the organization has expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft. The association now contains hundreds of local chapters all across the nation.
EAA Chapter 1073 is the local chapter of the EAA, based at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. We are a very active group of pilots, aircraft builders, and aviation enthusiasts. If you would like to attend one of our meetings or take part in the pancake breakfast – please visit our Meetings Page for detailed information.
2013 Truckee Tahoe Air Fair & Family Festival
A big “thank you” to all our members who helped once again in making our 2013 AirFair & Family Festival another great success. As you know this was the first full airshow the airport has put on since 1996 and wow…what a show! (To see the highlights and a video of the event, click 2013 Airfair).
After a careful debriefing from the participants, vendors and volunteers we can say over 16,000 people were in attendance, our food vendors sold out time and time again, the vendor village was greatly appreciated by all and everyone loved the airshow routines by Firecat, Bill Cornick, Red Stars and Pemberton Motorsports. The CAF brought back that wonderful P51 “Man O’ War” along with a T6 and sold over $20,000 in rides during and after the show.