EAA Chapter 1116

Jacqueline Cochran Airport, Thermal, CA

Welcome to our chapter

Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our Chapter.

We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so.

Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest. We usually meet on the third Saturday of each month in the Hangar 2 meeting space at Thermal Aviation, 56855 Liberator Ln, Thermal, CA 92274. The meeting space is located on the Southwest corner of the hangar facing Liberator Ln, right across from the CHP Air Operations ramp. We have interesting speakers and enjoy barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs afterwards.

We generally hold our Young Eagles Rallies on the first Saturday of each month. Find information and registration links for them HERE.

A special thanks to Thermal Aviation for their unwavering support of our chapter, and for providing meeting space for us.


Also a very special thanks toSloan's Restaurant for donating hamburgers and hot dogs for our barbecues. If you haven't been to Sloan's, you must go and experience their great food, generous portions, and wonderful service!


Also a big thank you to Mike Shear of Palms to Pines Gliding for the tremendous support he consistently provides! For the thrill of a lifetime, contact Mike about the different glider rides available.



Become a member of EAA National HERE.

Join local Chapter EAA 1116, Palm Springs Wings HERE.

Visit our photo archive page HERE.

You can see our newsletters as well as join the mailing list HERE.

You can also visit our YouTube channel to see our past presentations HERE.

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