Chapter 228 - Mesa, Arizona

Learn - Build - Fly

Welcome to Chapter 228 in Mesa, Arizona

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

We are 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 local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.


Join EAA Chapter 228 for our First Annual Navigation Challenge!  

Given that “finger on the map” navigation is fast becoming a lost art, we have put together a flying challenge based on old school navigation around the valley.  Teams (pilot and navigator) will be provided clues, bearings, distances, and altitudes for a course they will need to follow.  Participants will be required to take photos of 6 specific landmarks enroute.  For safety and reduction of congestion along the route, we have planned a two day event concluding with a BBQ on Sunday afternoon complete with T-Shirts and prizes for everything from the best photo to the esteemed “wrong way Corrigan” award for the team that gets the most lost.  The event will be held February 26 and 27, 2022 and all pilots and types of planes are welcome.  Pre-registration is required and can be requested by sending an email to:   A brief promotional video for the event can be found here:



EAA Chapter 228 is pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Ray Foundation, we were able to provide a flight training scholarship to Jayden Hancock this year.  See more details on our Ray Scholarship page.


After a coronavirus pandemic-induced year away from “The World’s Largest Airshow,” thousands of pilots celebrated a spectacular week of all things aviation during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 26 to August 1.  “We’re back. We’re finally back,” said EAA Chairman of the Board and CEO Jack Pelton during a wrap-up news conference after 608,000 aviators and aviation enthusiasts swarmed the grounds at Wittman Regional Airport.

“I think this is the resurgence [of aviation] and what we’re going to see in the years to come,” he added. “We had 16,000 to 17,000 airplanes on the grounds” and “didn’t turn anybody away.”

This year a donation by the Boeing Co. offset the entrance fee for youth 18 and under and drove attendance levels for young people to new heights. “Hopefully we got them excited about what’s going on” in aviation and aerospace, Pelton said. He vowed that EAA would “do the 18-and-under forever, as long as I’m here. It’s something we’ll have to do” to keep aviation interest high on the list for young people.

Relive 2021 AirVenture with hundreds of photos here on Flickr

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 | Flickr



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