Welcome to EAA Chapter 135 in Des Moines IA. The group brings a broad base of building talent including tube and fabric construction, sheet metal work, welding and composites. Some members are flight instructors, flight advisors, and technical advisors. If you have ever thought of building your own airplane, this is the right place to be. Members can provide technical assistance in all phases of aircraft construction.
We hold monthly chapter meetings on the second Saturday of the month, at the Ankeny Municipal Airport, at Exec One Aviation, second floor conference room, in Ankeny, Iowa at 6:00 p.m. occasionally we may meet at other times at different locations, to view members’ progress on their projects and to provide technical assistance and moral support. Check the calendar of events to confirm our next meeting location, and plan to join us. We'd love to have you attend.
Several members have aircraft Projects under construction and some already have taken to the air. You may view their aircrafts under Projects.
What is EAA
The Experimental Aircraft Association promotes all forms of recreational aviation. It was started in 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by a group interested in building their own airplanes. The organization brings people together with an interest in recreational aviation, facilitating social interaction and information sharing between aviation enthusiasts. You don't have to be a pilot or aircraft owner to be a member of EAA. There are many ways to fulfill your aviation interest. See section under Contact Us to join EAA Chapter 135, and the EAA National Organization.