Chapter 1

Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA

Chapter Gatherings

The heart and soul of EAA chapters is the monthly gathering of its members. This gives us the chance to meet new people, learn about aviation, participate in exciting activities, and talk airplanes.

Come gather to learn, socialize, share a snack, and just talk airplanes.

“The warmth and friendship and good fellowship is noticeable immediately upon arrival and one has a feeling that ‘there are no strangers here.’” Paul Poberezny, EAA Sport Aviation®, July 1963


Chapter Gatherings are held the third Tuesday of each month, January thru November from 6:30p to 8:00p. Doors open at 6:00p.

Flabob Airport, Stits Hangar 16A, 4130 Mennes Ave, Riverside, CA 92509

Upcoming 2024 Speakers Series:

April '24 – Speaker: Francisco Gonzalez, Aeronautics Department Chair & Assistant Professor at San Bernardino Valley College, presenting on opportunities to expand your aviation education.

May '24 – Speaker: Chauncey Spencer II from the African Americans in Aviation Traveling Museum, presenting on American Aviation history.

June '24 – Speaker: Tentative - Alexander Tardy, from NOAA  Federal, presenting on weather

July '24 – Speaker: Tentative - Keith Yoerg, Wright Brothers descendent, presenting on "The Wright Brothers - A Direct Descendent's Perspective"


Contact us at 951-847-5474.

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Prior notable activities:

March '24 –Speaker: Walter Fus, veteran airline pilot, presenting on what it's like to be an airline pilot

February '24 –Speakers: Bob Marks & Sally Kloman, ATCs, presenting on Air Traffic Control in general AND addressing specifics here in Southern California. They will also be discussing career opportunities in the FAA for young people.

January '24 – Speaker: Greg Hatcher, ATC, presenting on his Air Force career, FAA ATC career and post aviation

December ’23 – Speaker: Tom Sutfin, founder of the Aviation Summer Camps and the Flight Test Prep Academy, presenting on safety topics, with an emphasis on critically examining the commonly used but vague term "flare" in pilot training, advocating for the adoption of more precise and descriptive terminology for the landing phase (Wings Credit).

November ’23 – Speaker: Jared Gregg, ATC at SoCal TRACON, presenting on a multitude of safety topics (WINGS Credit).

October ’23 – Dan Petkunas (retired Air Force Officer with 200+ F4 Phantom missions in Vietnam), presenting on his flying combat

September ’23 – Speaker: Anthony Oshinuga (Aeorbatic Pilot, Mechinical Engineer & Author), presenting about Airshow Safety (Wings Credit) Guest Speaker Presentation - will need to "Request Access" to view

August ’23 – EAA members sharing about their first trip to Oshkosh AirVenture

July ’23 – Speaker: Arthur Torres (Remote Sensing/UAS Advisor for SoCal Edison), presenting about his drone work with Edison and LiDAR work

June ’23 – Speaker: Alicia Herron (AOPA writer/pilot) presenting on an In-depth Look at How Hazardous Attitudes Cause Pilots to Make Bad Decisions (WINGS credit) (WINGS credit)

May ’23 – Speaker: Bryan Weathers (Social media influencer @bryan_unable & ATC), presenting on flying his C150 to Oshosh for AirVenture 2022 (WINGS credit)

April ’23 – Speaker: Kevin Strange (Chief Test Pilot & Flight Sciences Manager at ICON Aircraft), presenting about flight test safety, EAB test safety and safety considerations for day-to-day flying (Wings Credit) Presentation

March ’23 – Speaker: Barbara Schultz (Author), presenting about the pioneer aviator, Pancho Barnes

February ’23 - Chapter 1 Archives cleanup

January ’23 – Meet your new Leadership team & Chapter 1 Archives cleanup

December ’22 – Holiday Party

November ’22 – Veteran’s Celebration

October ’22 - Bill Andersen, Tales of a wind tunnel engineer

September ’22 - March Field ATC Tower & Radar, Operating through March ARB airspace

August ’22 - Kritti Prasad and more, Oshkosh Experience Recap

July ’22 - Jimmy O’Brien III, Competing in STOL Competitions

June ’22 - Jim Spee, STC Approval Process 

May ’22- Riverside ATC Tower. Life as an air traffic controller.

Apr ’22 - Riverside PD Air Support Unit. Its mission and the MD-500. 

Mar ’22 - Rob Harrison, The Tumbling Bear. Life as an airshow pilot. 

Feb ’22 - Robert Reiber. Build update on the Zenith Cruzer 750.

Jan ’22 - Major Kevin Elardo, USAF. Life as a KC-135R pilot.


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