Chapter History

Chapter History

December 18, 1979 - Non-profit entity established in Georgia as West Central Georgia Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc.

February 6, 1980 - EAA Charter issued

March 1994 - Hosted EAA's B-17G Aluminum Overcast

November 1, 2002 - Recognized as "Earnie Shelton Day" by City Proclamation and airport road named Earnie Shelton Drive

February 14, 2009 - Past Chapter President Earnie Shelton enshrined in the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

February 16, 2010 - Chapter re-activated

June 29, 2011 - First Chapter website established

July 15, 2011- First issue of Hangar 13 News

February 2, 2012 - Name changed to Chattahoochee Valley EAA Chapter 677, Inc.

April 24, 2012 - First Air Academy Scholarship awarded to Jerad Lewark

May 22, 2012 - Hangar 13 agreement signed

October 27, 2012 - Flew 500th Young Eagle of the Year

June 27, 2013 - First meeting in hangar 13 space

May 1, 2014 - Hosted EAA's Ford Tri-motor

April 9, 2016 - Dedication of Airport Observation Deck built by Young Eagle Jerad Lewark

August 6, 2016 - First annual Post-Oshkosh BBQ

October 26, 2016 - CSG Proclamation recognizing chapter's support of General Aviation at CSG

November 26, 2016 - 500th Young Eagle of the Year flown

May 4, 2017 - Awarded Section 501 (c) (3) status by the Internal Revenue Service

June 10, 2017 - Young Eagle Rachel Broom earns Private Pilot certificate

October 10, 2017 - Hosted EAA's B-17G Aluminum Overcast

May 28, 2018 - 5000th chapter young eagle flown

September 22, 2018 - Young Eagle Jerad Lewark earns Private pilot certificate

September 29, 2018 - Young Eagle Jerad Lewark flies his first Young Eagle

February 2019 - Launched Chapter Roster management 

March 5, 2019 - Received 9 out of 10 on Chapter Recognition Program (Top 4% of 869 chapters)

March 6, 2019 - Awarded Ray Scholarship Grant

March 30, 2019 - Launched young Eagles Day registration system

June 28, 2019 - Awarded first Ray Scholarship to Lily Busenbark

November 22, 2019 - Ray Scholar Lily Busenbark Soloed

January 2020 - Transitioned from WEBS.Com to SiteCore Chapter Website

January 29, 2020 - Ray Scholar Lily Busenbark scores 92% on Private Pilot written exam

May 9, 2020 - 2nd Ray Scholarship awarded to Jake Owsley

June 28, 2020 - Ray Scholar Jake Owsley scores 87% on Private Pilot written exam

July 10, 2020 - Ray Scholar Jake Owsley earns Private Pilot certificate

October 20, 2020 - Ray Scholar lily Busenbark earns Private pilot Certificate

 

 

Aluminum Overcast 1994

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