Chapter 32

"The Spirit of St. Louis"

Welcome to EAA Chapter 32

Chapter 32 meets on the third Saturday of the month at the Aviation Resource Center at St. Charles County Airport / Smartt Field (KSET) unless otherwise indicated. The General Meeting begins at 10am with a presentation following meeting.


EAA 32 Newsletter


July 2024

Field of Tents

  • President's Corner by Bill Doherty
  • Notes from Dave's Journal
  • June Meeting Minutes
  • Learning as We Go - “Summertime in MIssouri” by mr. bill
  • Just How Special Is It To Become A Pilot?
  • Membership Opportunity Spirits of Aviation Flying Club, LLC
  • Aviation Explorer Post 9032 Activities Update for July, 2024
  • Go to the full July 2024 Newsletter


EAAEAA Chapter 32 General Meeting: July 13, 2024 - NOTE DATE CHANGE!


Location: Aviation Resource Center
6410 Grafton Ferry Road
Portage des Sioux, MO 63373

Follow this Map to: St. Charles County Airport / Smartt Field (KSET)


Traditionally, we’ve had a very casual chapter gathering in July as it’s usually a few days before AirVenture.  This year our normal gathering day would be Saturday, July 20.  That’s just 2 days before the official opening of the convention and is often a travel day for many of those heading to Oshkosh, including me.  In light of that, we’re going to move our July chapter gathering up one week to Saturday, July 13 and combine it with our July Young Eagles event.  We’ve had to cancel an event or two because of weather so we expect a large turnout of Young Eagles and their families.  We could sure use some extra help too, even if it’s just talking to our guests about EAA and aviation in general.  

Usually the July meeting consists of discussing who’s camping where, how to coordinate chapter camping credential hand offs and where/when to meet for our traditional chapter photo.  Over the next week or so, we’ll send out additional emails with our usual reports of chapter business.  No need to encumber our Young Eagle guests with our financial details.  They might pick up on our excitement about AirVenture and want to get more information. - President Bill Doherty


Young Eagles Rally

Young Eagles Logo


July 13, 2024

Safety Briefing: 8:30am
Registration: 9am - Noon



All flights are determined by the weather conditions and availability of pilots. You may sign up at The Registration for each Young Eagles event will open approximately one month before the event. Registration forms are also available the morning of the Rally. A parent or legal guardian must sign the form before the child can fly. If a parent or legal guardian is not able to attend, please sign up on line.

For more information, click on the Young Eagles link in the menu.

Please note: If you sign up online, you will be signing up for a time slot. Please arrive as early as you can to 9am. Flights are still first, come, first fly. This is due to many factors out of our control such as weather, pilot availability, etc. Smartt field is located about a mile from the Mississippi river so sometimes we have to delay flights do to fog. In the summer, the air can get bumpy later in the morning because of heat and we may have to close early. If the winds pick up, we may have to cancel flights. We really want your kids to fly, so even if you sign up for a late morning time slot, please come as close to 9am as you can so we can get the flight in.

If you want more information on the Young Eagle Program, see the Young Eagles page for details.


Aviation Badge Workshop



Aviation Badge Workshop:

July 13, 2024

Time: 9am until about Noon

Registration is required as space is limited. Sign up here using the scouts name. If you are signing up an entire troop, please include the names of each scout attended. We need the attendees names to compare with the Young Eagles flight registration form.

The Aviation Badge Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Young Eagles Program. If the scout wishes to fly with the Young Eagles Program, a parent or legal guardian can sign up the scout by using this registration form to sign up for a Young Eagles flight.

For more information about the Aviation Badge Workshop, click on the Aviation Badge Workshop link in the left menu.



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