Chapter 790 members are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our Chapter. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Lake In The Hills Airport (3CK), in the airport office (occasionally referred to as the ‘old NIFC building’) - everyone is welcome.
In addition to our monthly meetings, chapter activities include an annual banquet, a summertime pancake breakfast, Young Eagle rallies in the warmer months, and a monthly flyout to a local airport (generally for breakfast).
In 2019, we received the Silver Chapter Recognition level. This program was created to recognize chapters that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to general aviation. Developed in partnership with EAA’s Chapter Advisory Council, it’s based on 10 criteria that are consistently found in active and engaged chapters.Each is worth a point, and there are three levels of recognition: bronze (7 out of 10), silver (8 out of 10), and gold (at least 9 out of 10). for breakfast), and visits to member's aircraft projects. We also award scholarships each year to local youth interested in aviation, and are currently mentoring two Ray Aviation Scholars.
2020 Youth In Aviation Scholarship Awarded
The chapter 790 $1,000 flight Training Scholarship has been awarded to Mark Luchsinger. Mark is active in Boy Scouts and is on track to earn his Eagle rank. He is also active in the Civil Air Patrol, and has just earned his Mitchell award. His goals include Navy ROTC on the way to becoming a Navy pilot, followed by piloting for a commercial airline.
This scholarship is funded by our annual Pancake Breakfast. The Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the flight training facility of Mark's choice.
The summertime Basic Air Academy camp session at EAA Oshkosh has been awarded to Megan Pranczke. Megan has participated in several Young Eagle flights with us, and attended the Young Eagle camp in 2019 with our sponsorship.This scholarship is available because of the many Young Eagles our volunteer pilots fly each summer. Due to Covid restrictions, Meghan will be attending camp in 2021, if circumstances permit.
Mark and Megan received their awards on February 22 at the chapter's annual banquet. Congratulations Mark and Megan!
Chapter 790 Has A New Mailing Address
Effective immediately, all dues and other correspondence should be addressed to our new chapter address. Please send to EAA Chapter 790, C/O Paul Ranieri,1052 W Wood St., Palatine IL 60067.