EAA Chapter 22

Cottonwood Airport, Rockford, IL

Event Calendar


Unless otherwise noted, all events are at the EAA Hanger at: 
1C8 Cottonwood Airport, 5105 Auburn St., Rockford, IL 61101.

Fly the Ford! 

Thanks to some very generous donors, we have found a hangar of adequate size to house it, so the Ford Tri-Motor visit is back on!!!  It will be at the Rockford International Airport.  A BIG Thank You to those who made it happen!

It will be at the Rockford International Airport, at the Emery Air Cargo building, (the old Kaney hangar) at 801 Airport Drive, Rockford on June 9th - 12th, at the north end if the field.  Experience this Classic!
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Young Eagles

We flew Young Eagles on Saturday, May 7th, at Cottonwood Airport during our May pancake fly-in. 

Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program is dedicated to giving youth ages 8–17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.  For more information from EAA headquarters about the Young Eagles program, visit www.youngeagles.org.  Parental or guardian signature giving permission is required.


Monthly Meetings

We meet the 1st Tuesday of every Month at 7:00 pm, and we try to have the grills going by 6:00 for some social time beforehand, (and maybe some flying!) 

Come join us for an interesting evening!  Lots of hangar flying, (and maybe some real flying too!)

In June, we will hear from Ernie Petit, who used to run Testors Models, and he has some neat stories to share.  (We might also have some R/C models to demonstrate!)


Chapter Executive Board Meeting

The Board normally meets at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month.  All chapter members are welcome to attend and help us plan this stuff!


Ground School!

Ground school starts on Wednesdays, beginning September 7th and again in January.  Anyone who wants work toward their private license written exam, or to just brush up and learn more is welcome to join us.  It's free to chapter members, or $25 for non-members.


Build Nights!

Every Monday, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, we work on building a Murphy Rebel.  This is a longer term project that develops specialized manufacturing skills.

Every Thursday, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, we normally work on reassembling a Cessna 150, for possible future use in a chapter flying club!  We anticipate having it back together much sooner than the Rebel.  The skills for this one are more assembly than manufacturing.  The wings are off and have a new fuel tank installed, and are painted.  The engine is disassembled and will get an "refreshing" before we reinstall it.  

Everyone is welcome at Build Nights. Give us a hand and learn how an airplane is made. No experience needed.  We all enjoy watching these projects make progress!

We are reassembling a Cessna 150 and building a Murphy Rebel aircraft!        EAA


VMC / IMC Club!

The fourth Tuesday of every month, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, we view flying scenarios of "how airmen have tried to kill themselves this month" and share ways to fly safely.  "What would you do?"  By combining both basic and more advanced skills, we are all challenged to share how to Fly Safe!

All pilots and pilot wannabees are welcome!  WINGS credit is available.


Flying Start and Eagle Flights  

EAA’s Eagle Flights® is a free introductory flight experience and informal mentoring program designed to welcome and encourage adults who want to discover flying, but don’t know how or where to take that first step.  (Come and ask, and we'll get you in the air!)





2023-10-07 Fall Fly-In lunch-in
Saturday, Oct 07, 2023 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rockford Il., IL

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