EAA Chapter 12

Houston, TX @ Ellington Spaceport

Current News


July Gathering.

Join us for our Monthly Gathering @ the Lone Star Flight Museum from 7:00-8:30 PM,Thursday, 8 July The program will be a briefing on Flying the Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star by our own Hal Getzelman. He was an instructor in the T-33 with over 1500 hours in the aircraft. An example of the T-33A is on display in the Museum. Following the presentation we will have our VMC Club activity. Everyone with an interest in Aviation is welcome.


Although we mostly meet at Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) at Ellington Airport, but sometimes we meet at other locations to provide a more diverse hands-on experience, so please watch the notices carefully.  The Chapter will also have occasional technical and social events on the weekends and other nights.  Feel free to recommend, give or host meetings or events. Immediately following our General Meeting is our monthly VMC Club discussion.

Looking forward to seeing you again and talking about aviation this Thursday or in a future meeting.

Chapter Membership Dues

Now that we are halfway through the year, our Chapter Membership fees are prorated to half price. Dues help cover chapter 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 Memberbership..

Spring Young Eagles Rally - Summary

Big thanks to all our Ground Volunteers and Pilots who gave up their time and money to support our Young Eagles Rally on Saturday, 19 June 2021. The Staff at the Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM), was quite helpful providing us a wonderful facillity and personnel to support this Rally.

As our Young Eagles (YE) arrived, their parents completed the enrollment forms, while the YEs got a briefing on basic aeronautics and aircraft preflight next to the Museum's Mooney Aircraft . Next they were introduced to their pilots who briefed them on today's activities. A short walk to LSFM flight ramp for engine start, taxi, flight around the local area, landing and return to the ramp for pictures. Following the flight, our pilots presented a Young Eagles Certificate, a new log book with an entry for today's flight. Additionally, the Young Eagles may receive a free student membership in the Experimental Aircraft Association, Sporty's Learn to Fly Course, and First Flight Lesson.

We were able to fly 19 Young Eagles in various aircraft from an Ercoupe to a Beech Bonanza. The weather was warm but the Museum was a great place to cool off. We had several enthusiastic Young Eagles that would like to continue their progreession in aviation with additional self-study and flight training.

All the participants and parents expressed their appreciation of the efforts of our EAA Chapter 12 Team.

Take a look in the YE Gallery for some photos of the Event.


Future Gatherings:.

 July 8th, 7PM Flying the T-33A Shooting Star

 August 12th, 7PM @LSFM, Recap of AirVenture 2021 News and Highlights and a special FAA Presentation.



The VMC club meeting will be immediately after the chapter meeting. Please feel free to join us as I am sure we will have another lively discussion around this month's video topic.

Upcoming “Local” Events

EAA Sport Air Workshops are back on the road. Sport Air Workshop are 2 day sessions on some aspect of building Experimental Aircraft. In early December, there will be two sessions of classes in MCGregor, Texas. One class will be on building Metal Aircraft and the other class is on Electrical Wiring. You can find out more at EAA SportAir Workshops.

The Lone Star Flight Museum is fully open, Tuesday -Saturday 10:00 AM to 5 PM and Sunday Noon to 5 PM. Their museum includes programs for all ages, with  hands-on displays and simulators for future pilots and historical exhibits for older patrons.  Full details are listed on their website. 



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 as we get any leads, but please forward us if you are looking for people!


Please send your current projects to president@eaa12.org. We'd like to get a current list of all Chapter members' projects.

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.

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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.


Please send us your airplane/project/flying photos, your news, for-sales, and other items of interest to Chapter 12 members and friends. For events or news, please advise at least two weeks in advance so we can get it in the general news e-mail.

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