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.
The Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival has changed its name…slightly. It’s now officially called the Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival. This is to acknowledge that we are now a real air Show – with aviation events to match. Once again, our local chapter President, Tim LoDolce, is chairman of the event, and is putting together an even more outstanding event than he did for us in 2012 and 2013! The Air Show has a new web site with many exciting details of this coming event – go to the Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival for all the latest. For information from the air show chairman and more on our local chapter’s involvement, use the link here.
Remember to put the dates down on your calendars…July 11th (Friday night pre-event dinner with evening “teaser” show and silent auction). Our keynote speaker that evening will be our headlining star Ms. Patty Wagstaff. Her speech will be about “Women in Aviation” which is the AirShow theme this year. Saturday July 12th is the big day of the show, and we are going to need all of your help working the ramp and in the VIP Lounge which will be in our EAA Chapter Hangar this year.