Chapter 907

Mount Pleasant , Michigan

Chapter Youth Group Workshop

Notice:  As noted on the events page we have suspended all the Youth Group activities this past year.  Randy and I have continued to work on several aspects of our Hummel H5 project so when we can resume we will have made some progress.  We have purchased an engine for the plane and also have the canopy. I will contact all the members of our group when we fell it is safe to resume our Saturday sessions.  Please be patient.  I am aware that several of out group have graduated HS and have moved on to College or some other activity to continue their life.   To those who have move on keep in touch and to those still with us I will hopefully contact you in the New Year.

Butch Ballauer


Chapter 907 started a Youth Group Workshop in 2018 to introduce local youngsters to the many aspects of Aviation and provide a hands-on experience.   We invite youngsters from ages 12 to 17 to join our group to join us in this activity.  

The EAA was formed with the basic tenet of Education and Recreation, i.e. to have fun and learn by doing so.  We have been conducting Young Eagle Flights for youngsters for many years and felt we needed to do something else to keep those kids interested and involved in aviation.  So we instituted the Youth Group workshops.

These workshop are intended to introduce youngsters to the various concepts and skills involve with aviation including building and restoring aircraft, piloting and other opportunities in the aviation industry.  We also hope to show the kids that there are many other vocations in the Aviation community other than just being a pilot.  The skills we are teaching the kids are applicable to many other vocation such as HVAC, Plumbing, Electricians, Building trades, etc.

Several members or our Chapter act a mentors to guide the youth group in these efforts.  We encourage the kids parents to come and participate with their children and enjoy the experience with them.

We are currently holding our workshops on Saturday morning at the Chapter hangar, typically from 10 to 12 on alternate weeks.  

To see what our Youth Group is doing visit our FaceBook Page @

Butch Ballauer our Technical  Counselor is the coordinator and can be contacted at 989 561-5266 or by e-mail at   If you have a youngster that is interested call and arrange to visit us to see what we are doing.

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