Chapter gatherings are held the second Saturday of each month at the chapter hanger/meeting room. Guests are always welcome! Check the Announcements page for times and details.
On Monday, December 17th, the EAA BiPlane Restoration took its first flight at the Willow Springs, MO airport (1H5) with pilot Mike Ennis at the controls. This project was donated to EAA Chapter 1218 by the Gene Pascoe family after his death with the stipulation that we restore, finish, and fly this airplane. Our team of builders have worked many hours on this project and we owe them thanks for their dedication to finish this job. Click on the links below to view a couple of short videos from the first flight.
Gene and Jean Pascoe with the EAA BiPlane in their home shop.
Pilot Mike Ennis after the successful first flight of the EAA BiPlane.
Brent Humphreys is our new Young Eagles Coordinator for EAA Chapter 1218. Brent is shown here with two of the young eagles that he flew in the Ozark Aviators Flying Club airplane before the November 3rd Gathering. Tom Young also flew young eagles that day.
More pictures of this event can be seen in the gallery section of this website.
Bill Ghan presented Tom and Phyllis White with an original oil painting at the November Gathering. Bill painted this image because of his childhood memories of watching this airplane fly. Bill is a multi talented individual who always produces quality work, whether it is a painting, airplane fabric/paint, taxidermy, or stained glass. We are sure the Whites will hang this painting with pride.
Our chapter celebrated our 20th anniversary this year on July 4th with cake and ice cream. The public was invited to celebrate with us. The current officers are pictured along with two grandchildren.
Thanks to our dedicated crew of builders, the Bi Plane that was donated to our chapter by the Pascoe family has been completed. More pictures of this restoration are available in the gallery section of this website. This beauty is for sale! Interested parties should contact President White at the contact information above.
The airworthiness certificate was awarded to the EAA BiPlane on May 15th by DAR Neal Sowers.