EAA Chapter 579

Sharing the Magic of Aviation - Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR) Aurora, IL

Welcome to our chapter

Our Mission

  A community created to Share the Magic of Aviation though educational and social opportunities!

We are Flyers, Builders, Teachers, and Nuts about Aviation!

Our Vision

EAA Chapter 579 encompasses all by providing many outlets in aviation at our local airport.  We believe in sharing our passion for the air to all no matter where one is on their aviation journey. We focus on promoting aviation education by having subject dedicated speakers at our monthly meetings, Young Eagle Flights to share flight with local youth, and offer many other educational resources provided though the EAA network.   EAA 579 believes in sharing flight through social fly-outs and many other social aviation related activities. As a chapter, EAA 579 strives to be a local home to aviation for all to enjoy the air.


Advanced Air Academy

Each year EAA Chapter 579 sponsors a girl or boy to spend a week attending EAA's Air Academy in Oshkosh, WI, in the summer, where they interact with others their age, to learn not only about aviation and aircraft but also how they are constructed plus the various career opportunities that exist in the aviation industry. They also spend time at the EAA Museum and have a chance to get up close to all the aircraft on display.

For more information about the air academy scholarship, please send your contact information to the following email address. youngeagles579@gmail.com

Applications for the Air Academy are taken until the end of February. Boys and girls ages 12-15 are eligible. Submit your request for an application to the email address above.

To learn more about the many activities you will experience at the Advanced Air Academy, check out the following EAA website.



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