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's Don Jonus


We learned of the passing of our good friend and Young Eagles pilot, Don Jonas.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956.  He was employed at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis as a machinist prior to becoming an Aircraft maintenance and engineering. Don went on to become a corporate pilot. He owned a Cessna 170 with which he proudly flew 477 Young Eagles for Chapter 32. See his full obituary.



EAA 32 Newsletter

May 2023

  • President's Corner By Bill Doherty
  • Ray Scholarship Progress by Lauren Peca
  • April Meeting Minutes
  • May Young Eagles Recap by Jon Crackel
  • Dave McGougan's Kitfox Project
  • Learning as We Go - “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by mr. bill
  • Lycoming IO-360 200 HP For Sale
  • NC-85862 1946 Aeronca Chief 11AC-256 Rescue and Restoration by Mike Benne & Jon Benne
  • Aviation Explorer Post 9032 Activities Update for May, 2023
  • EAA Chapter 32 Calendar of Events May 18 to June 10, 2023
  • Chris Santschi’s RV-4 Project
  • Go to the full Newsletter.


EAAEAA Chapter 32 General Meeting: June 17, 2023


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

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


Young Eagles Rally

Young Eagles Logo


Young Eagles: June 10, 2023

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



All flights are determined by the weather conditions and availability of pilots. You may sign up at 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: June 10, 2023

 The Aviation Badge Workshop begins at 9am and concludes about Noon. Seating is only available for the Scouts due to space limitations. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and soda but feel free to bring your own food if you wish. Water is encouraged as it is usually warm in our corner.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Aviation Badge Workshop page.

If you have any questions, please contact

Young Eagles and Aviation Badge Workshop are two separate programs offer at the same time, same place. If your child wishes to fly as a Young Eagle, you may register them at



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