Chapter 1

Flabob Airport, Riverside, CA

Chapter History

EAA Chapter 1 is the first local chapter of the EAA organization located at the Flabob Airport.

In 1952, Ray Stits requested that EAA permit local chapters to be formed. This permission required the changing of the EAA Bylaws to permit local chapters. In December, 1953, this permission was granted. EAA Chapter 1 officially became a Chapter on January 24, 1954. The first organizational meeting of Chapter One was in January 1954.

Our Founder was Ray Stits of Polyfiber fame who was President along with the Charter Members (listed below):

  • Colen Cameron - Vice President
  • Ed Schnepf – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Aronald Cole
  • Lester Cole
  • Dean Cole
  • Frank Smith
  • Clayton Stephens
  • Flavio Madariaga – Airport owner
  • Wayn Carlson
  • Jon Carlson

We are the largest and oldest EAA Chapter in the world and growing daily. Flabob and EAA Chapter One boast a rich history in homebuilding and experimental aircraft.


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