EAA Chapter 555 invites you to visit and enjoy many opportunities to meet aviation enthusiasts whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation in general. Our members and guests are able to meet aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, pilots, and like minded people to share ideas, ask questions, exchange information, learn about and encourage safety, be involved in and serve the aviation community - and have fun doing so.
Our Chapter is known as the Triple Nickel and hosts many social events and seminars for folks of all ages. Youth programs encourage interest in aviation and aeronautical opportunities.
As we move forward into 2023, we continue building our website to provide you with information on events as they become available.
Be sure to check the Event Calendar on the website often.
Amelia Earhart Quotes to inspire you to Soar: The most difficult thing is the decision to act: the rest is just tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.
EAA HANGAR LOCATION: Chapter 555 is located at the Las Cruces International Airport - KLRU.
DRIVING: Travel west on I-10 up the hill a short distance after crossing the river and take exit 132 to the airport.
You will see Love's Travel Stop on the south side of the exit.
Our hangar is located at the east end of the airport so hang a right on Gasoline Alley as you approach the main airport after exiting toward the airport.
Gasoline Alley accesses an east end security gate and the EAA 555 hangar is just inside that security area gate
Wingspan Dr. is the north/south street just outside the security fence behind the EAA Hangar
When events are held, the public may enter the EAA Hangar from the west doors just outside the secure area on Wingspan Dr..
Parking is available all along that curb.
FLYING IN for any events or meetings?
Taxi to the east end and aircraft parking is available on the ramp.
The hangar taxiway next to the covered aircraft parking on the east end of the ramp is only a short walk to the hangar.
THE EAA 555 BREAKFAST: Held on the third SUNDAY of every month 8:00 a.m.
THE CHAPTER MEETINGS: Held on the SATURDAY the day before the Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.
You are invited to linger after the meeting and breakfast to socialize.
Remember, the breakfast is on the Third Sunday of every month. The Chapter Meeting is held on the Saturday before the breakfast
Questions: Email us- firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.
TO MOST PEOPLE, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT. TO THOSE WHO LOVE AVIATION, THE SKY IS HOME.
CURRENT NOTEWORTHY AVIATION NEWS:
MILITARY OPERATION AREAS (MOA) EXPANSION BOTH VERTICALLY AND LATERALLY
The New Mexico Pilots Association wants to disctribute information concerning important Advocacy issues:
The USAF is making rumblings about expanding the MOAs that cover a large portion of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico and it may be coming soon to General Aviation impacting low altitude flight.
Although flight entities as well as environmental groups and wildlife organizations support the military and its training missions, the concern is impact on airspace, ground activity and actual activity times that the military doesn't really need
or even know about in areas of significant GA activity. The information is available on the New Mexico Pilots Association website under the Advocacy tab. (nmpilots.org)
More information is available at: www.arizonaregionalairspaceeis.com/overview-of-proposed-action/
DRONE ACTIVITY REMINDER
These drones are aircraft and may be controlled by non-aviation pilots on the ground. Drone operation needs to safely mesh with General Aviation and conform to standard aviation procedures and protocols.
Awareness and caution in this and all aircraft operations.