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 - 2022-23
President - Barry Toole
Vice-President - Dave Auerbach
Secretary - Dee Whittington
Treasurer - Doug Hanson
Other Key Roles
Young Eagles Coordinator - Barry Toole
Young Eagles Coordinator - Doug Hanson
Eagle Flight Leader - Dave Auerbach
Web Editor - Doug Hanson
Membership Coordinator - Brutus Russell