EAA Chapter 55

Mason, MI (KTEW)

About EAA Chapter 55

Chapter 55 was originally organized in 1959. Dedicated to the promotion of aviation education and recreation, the Chapter supports a variety of programs and activities. With over one hundred active members, the Chapter is a hub of sport aviation activity for the mid-Michigan area. The Chapter hanger, located at Mason-Jewett airport, was constructed in 1985. It provides hanger space for members’ aircraft, a meeting room, and a dedicated workshop for members’ aircraft building or restoration projects.

The original purpose for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) was to support the homebuilt aircraft movement. This objective is very much alive at Chapter 55 with many homebuilt aircraft projects under construction or completed by Chapter members - including a Glasair, GlaStar, Carbon Cub, Pietenpol Sky Scout, Pietenpol Air Camper, Kitfox, various RVs, and Zeniths, to name a few. A Mini-Max ultralight aircraft was completed as a Chapter-wide project.

A very diverse membership ensures that any aviation enthusiast will find others in the Chapter who have similar interests. Not all Chapter members are pilots or homebuilders. Anyone who loves airplanes, flying, or anything related will find EAA and Chapter 55 a welcome place. Chapter meetings feature speakers and programs that cover a variety of aviation-related topics to assure that there is something for everyone. But the best part is the informal "hangar flying" sessions with countless tales being shared (truthful and otherwise).

The Chapter funds a scholarship to support qualified students in Flight Training and Aviation Technology Programs. We have an active Youth Group and our EAA Young Eagles program provides free airplane rides for young people with the goal of sparking an interest in aviation's future. 

Chapter meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month beginning at 9:30am at the EAA Chapter 55 Hangar on the Mason Jewett Airport in Mason, Michigan.  But please come early for the full Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ & coffee served from 8:00am to 9:00am (free will donations accepted).  Visitors and Guests are always welcome!


Mason Jewett Airport History

Our Leadership:

Rick Laub, President
(616) 755-6255

John Kuchar, Vice President
(517) 203-9976

Gilda Tucker, Secretary
(517) 203-1865

Drew Seguin, Treasurer
(517) 230-0017
   Board Members:    
   Gabe Blosser
   Bob Clark
   Ken Drewyor
   Greg Hover
   David James
   Warren Miller
   Gary Nicola
   Mike Rosecrans
   Jeff Shaud
Membership Coordinator:
Vickie Vandenbelt
(517) 589-5051

Chapter Editors:
Deanna McAlister, Newsletter Editor
(517) 795-8171

John Bobcik, Web Editor
(517) 231-0506

Young Eagles Coordinator:
Margie Clark
(517) 712-2203

Youth Group Coordinator:
Jeff Shaud
(517) 712-6482

Flight Advisor:
Terry Lutz
(517) 648-4864

Technical Counselor:

Gordon Hempstone
(514) 515-1454

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