EAA Chapter 12

Houston, TX @ Ellington Spaceport

Current News



Thursday 13 August at 6PM @ Lone Star Flight Museum

Hal Getzelman (and other attendees) will review the highlights from AirVenture 2022. What must have new products or kits were previewed at the airshow. Did volunteers finish the One-Week-Wonder with a first test flight on Sunday? Are personal electric aircraft coming soon? After the review, we will have our Monthly VMC Club scenario. Our meetings are open to all people interested in aviation. Looking forward to seeing you.

Chapter Tool Crib

The Chapter Tool Crib is up and running for our current Chapter Members. Thru the generosity of our members, who have made their own tools available or via chapter owned tools, you may find a seldom used tool for loan that can help with your aircraft build. (See the menu to the left for the a list of tools and the process to check them out.)

Transition to Unleaded Aviation Fuel

With a few California Airports prohibiting the sale of Low Lead Aviation Fuel (AKA 100LL), you might wonder what the heck is going on here?  AOPA's Flying Magazine has a good summary of the topic: Getting the Lead Out..

Chapter Membership Dues – For 2022

Is it time to start or renew your membership? Dues ($20) help cover Chapter 12 expenses and bills from Young Eagle rallies. Details on how to join or can be found on the Tab to the left -- Join or Renew Membership.

Chapter 12 Officers (For 2022 & 2023)

Hal Getzelman – President, Denver Hopkins – Vice President, LD Stevenson – Secretary, John Jordan – Treasurer, David Braun – Young Eagles Coordinator, Carl Martin – VMC Coordinator, David Forster – Tech Counselor.

Future Gatherings:

- September 8th, Thursday: Hal Getzelman will explain the Majority Rule (AKA the 51% Rule) for Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft and two software programs that can be used to track the work on your projection 

- October 13, Thursday: Glen Longnion Program Manager of Houston FAA Safety Team (FAAST) for Airworthiness will lead a discussion on preventive maintenance by Aircraft Owners and Operators.

VMC Club:

The VMC club meeting will be immediately after the chapter meeting at 8 PM. Please feel free to join us as I am sure we will have another lively discussion on how best to fly under Visual Meteorological Flight Conditions. An actual flight scenario is presented and members contribute their thoughts as we iterate to a best technique to resolve the situation.

Upcoming “Local” Events:

EAA Sport Air Workshops: are back on the road as well as at Oshkosh, WI. Sport Air Workshop are 2 day sessions on some aspect of building an Experimental Aircraft. You can find out more at EAA SportAir Workshops to find locations and dates.

The Lone Star Flight Museum is fully open, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 5 PM and Sunday Noon to 5 PM. The museum includes programs for all ages, with hands-on displays and simulators for future pilots and historical exhibits for all patrons. Their Redbird MX2 motion simulator can be used to log instrument time with a CFI.



As noted in prior e-mails, the aviation professional shortage is a real thing and recruiters are looking for people be on the lookout if you are interested. We will advise if we get any leads, but please forward us if you are looking for people! In the past year, we have had guest speakers from Texas Southern University in Houston and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches about their undergraduate aviation programs.


None at the moment...

If you have any aviation items to sell please send me a simple pdf document to president@eaa12.org with a description and your contact info so we can add it to this section. We will post it here for 3 months unless you contact us requesting it to be extended or removed.


Do you have a project where you need some extra volunteer help or just want to convey some knowledge, let us know and we can put out a call.

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