Chapter 172

Augusta, Ga - The Al Patton Chapter

Welcome to our chapter

About EAA 172

Welcome to our Website! We are glad you came for a visit!  EAA Chapter 172 is 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 Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Flying your own airplane still inspires awe in most people. We like to share that with each other as well as the younger generation.

EAA 172 is a Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, located near Augusta, GA. at: Pea Patch Aerodrome (61GA)  4511 Boulineau Rd., Blythe, GA

Our chapter also has gatherings at Daniel Field Airport (KDNL) at 1775 Highland Ave. Augusta, GA at various times during the year.

Chapter 172 is a diverse chapter with over 60 members. We offer a wide range of aviation-related activities on a regular basis.

While lunch and our monthly gatherings are the norm, we also are heavily involved in youth education through EAA’s Young Eagles program, aviation technical workshops and regularly conduct fly-ins, and host historical aircraft such as the EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor. 

Come join us on the second Saturday of most months at our clubhouse at the Pea Patch or Daniel Field Airport. Check our calendar for when and where we meet.

Members also meet once a month on Thursday evening for a social gathering and meal somewhere at an Augusta area restaurant. There are other events as well throughout the year so check our events calendar and join us.

Our technical counselors are some of the best in the business, and willingly donate their time to home builders, as they progress through the various phases of constructing an aircraft. We have pilots with a wide variety of experience, from current airline and former military pilots to general aviation pilots with a private certificate. “Hangar flying” is a fun part of the mix, and our facility is often used for aircraft annual inspections, meetings, special events, and training. We also have an extensive array of aviation tools for loan to members, and a library full of aviation information.

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


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