EAA Chapter 12

Houston, TX @ Ellington Spaceport

Current News


January Gathering: Thursday 13 January at 7PM @ Lone Star Flight Museum -- 

During January Gathering, we will analyze a General Aviation Accident at Ellington, present our Volunteers with their 2021 service awards, review a short video from EAA Headquarters, and discuss VMC flying during our VMC Club Meeting.  Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2022!


Homebuilders Week, Jan 24-28, 2022

Did you ever consider building or purchasing an Experimental Aircraft. EAA has brought back Homebuilders week for the second year. These free and interactive webinars include workshops on building or buying an Aircraft. You can review the 30 available webinars and sign up at: Homebuilders Week (eaa.org)  (Registration is required and space is limited.)

End of the 2021: Wrap-Up (opinion by Chapter President)

2021 has been a remarkable year for our EAA 12 Chapter. Despite the continuing Corona Virus Battle; we were able grow our chapter, restart monthly Gatherings and hold three major events. This couldn't have happened without the help of many people in our Chapter and help from our friends at the Lone Star Flight Museum and other volunteers.

Let me review some of the highlights of 2021: Our monthly Chapter Gatherings restarted in February of 2021 with an appearance from a Regent of Texas Southern University and the Head of their Aviation program. During the year, we had a collection of dynamic speakers talking about aviation topics from aircraft lubricants to flying vintage aircraft. Along the way, we took time to congratulate LD Stevenson who earned the Wright Brother's Award for 50 years of aviation excellence as a pilot. We also said goodbye to long time Chapter leader Dean Doolittle, who moved to West Texas and joined EAA Chapter 35 in San Antonio.

We also held two Young Eagle Rallies; flew 17 YE's in June and another 27 YE's in October. Our Chapter invited other EAA Members to join us for a Tour of Texas Aircraft Propeller & Acc. at Pearland regional airport, where we saw up close how a propeller is overhauled and returned to service. In December, we rolled out a new program a Chapter 12 Tool Crib which helps our current members borrow some high valued tools. But most importantly, in 2021 we gained 10 new members and in November we selected our new board members for 2022 & 2023. Congrats to our members who volunteered to make this possible.

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.


Chapter Membership Dues – For 2022

Well it is that time again, a new year and time to renew your membership.

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

Future Gatherings:.

February 10th, Thursday at LSFM from 7 PM - 8:30 PM -- Agenda TBD


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.


Long time member and builder, Joe Allon has decided to put his homebuilt Glassair I TD up for sale. It is hangered at Houston SW airport (AXH) in Arcolla, TX. Interested folks can call Joe at 713-582-7146

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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