EAA Chapter 231 - Richmond, VA

Serving the Capital Region and surrounding areas

About Us

EAA’s local chapters are about people, bringing together individuals interested in learning more about aviation as well as sharing their own knowledge.

Chapter members are involved in a variety of social and educational activities, including Young Eagles rallies, fly-ins, building seminars, and more, to build awareness in the community.

Chapter 231 History

In the mid 1960s, a group of pilots who were interested in homebuilt aircraft began to meet informally at what was then called "Byrd Field" near Richmond, Virginia. After several years of meeting informally, it was decided that the group should become a chapter of the growing EAA national organization. Accordingly, in June 1965, the group officially became the 231st chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association. The Articles of Incorporation were officially registered with the Commonwealth of Virginia a few years later on September 6th, 1969. 

The initial Board of Directors consisted of:

Vincent J. Serio, Jr. - Richmond
Charles H. Hibbits - Richmond
Luther W. Matthews - Ashland
Carlyle W. Dean - Chester

Chapter Leadership - 2024-25


President - Brutus Russell
Vice-President - Dave Auerbach 
Secretary - Barry Toole
Treasurer - Nancy Russell
Director - Charlie Snyder 
Director - Steve Cabiroy

Other Key Roles

Young Eagles Coordinator - Barry Toole
Eagle Flight Leader - Dave Auerbach
Web Editor - Doug Hanson

Contact Us:


EAA 231
President: Brutus Russell
Contact: 804-814-8473 | brutuscrussell@gmail.com
Meetings: Every 3rd Saturday 10:00 AM
Hanover County Municipal Airport (new terminal)
9500 Sliding Hill Road
Ashland, VA 23005

EAA Chapters Bronze
Programs: Young Eagles, Eagle Flights, Ray Aviation Scholarship
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