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You don't have to be a pilot to join EAA, just love Aviation!

About EAA

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EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, is an international aviation membership association founded in 1953 and headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. More than 160,000 people currently belong to the EAA, with local Chapters in all 50 states and many countries. Members are aviation enthusiasts of every age group, including many airline and commercial pilots, engineers, business people and even astronauts. They enjoy all types of airplanes, including "experimental" aircraft - those aircraft built by individual craftsmen, rather than in a factory.

“Experimental” refers to the category of aircraft design by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for these types of airplanes. Similar to standard category aircraft, Experimental aircraft are inspected and certified as airworthy by the FAA. The EAA hosts one of the world's largest general aviation events, the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In. This event draws more than 700,000 people and 10,000 aircraft to Oshkosh each summer for AirVenture. Our next meeting.

Nevada County Biennial AirFest

See You Summer 2019

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Twilight Hangar Party
The Friday night Hangar Party and Dinner Dance is "Colorful, Nostaligic & Fun". Seating is limited and tickets always sell out fast.
Nevada County Airfest
Warbirds, Experimentals, Jets, Antiques, Classics, Air Tankers, Classic Autos, Airplane Rides, Food & Goods Vendors & More!
AirFest Pancake breakfast
Enjoy the Saturday morning pancake breakfast. See the latest RV models, Glassair, Lancair and Light Sport planes.

Images & Artwork Copyright © 2017 Tim O'Brien, all rights reserved

Flight Experience for Kids

Young Eagles Program - Free Airplane Rides

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Thank you parents and kids for your participation in this year's "Young Eagle Flights for Kids" program.
Check back for the next scheduled event.

Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation's future and and the Young Eagles program is one way to introduce youngsters to the importance of aviation. The Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 by EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, based in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Since the program began, more than 1.5 million youngsters have participated in the program. Flights are provided through the generosity of our EAA member volunteer pilots and volunteers.

Free Airplane Rides for Kids

Each Young Eagle will experience a safe and enjoyable flight that will give them new perspectives on the world and life in general. Young Eagles program participants will understand that an individual's potential is unlimited and for them, the sky is the limit! Each summer our local EAA Chapter offers free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 with parental consent. See you this summer.


What will the flight be like?

First, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane; reviewing an aeronautical chart and identifying reference points during the flight; completing a careful "walk around" preflight inspection of the airplane and identifying the parts that control the airplane; helping buckle your child's seat belt and describing the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.

Once in the air:

Your child will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. They will experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives.The length of the flight will depend on many factors, but most Young Eagle flights last between 15 and 20 minutes.

Once back on the ground:

There will be additional time for questions after the flight. Please note that each pilot is encouraged to follow the Young Eagle pilot guidelines, but also has the freedom to customize the flight to make the most of local conditions and facilities.

Aviation Scholarship Program

EAA Air Academy Camp

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Summer Scholarship Program Free Airplane Rides for Kids

The Scholarship has been Awarded for Summer 2017
Application Process Closed - Check back March 2018

The EAA Air Academy is a seven day camp held at the world famous EAA Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The camp is designed to introduce young people ages 14-18 to the aviation world. The Air Academy combines “in-the-air” and “on-the-ground” hands-on opportunities.

Aviation instructors help campers delve into flight through studies, hands-on demonstrations, flight simulation, and other fun activities. Summer campers have fun while having a true discovery experience.

More scholarship information from the EAA Air Academy Site.

Scholarship includes: meals, transportation and lodging

Contact Information:

Local EAA


This section, other areas of the site, and some links are under development.

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Our local chapter is about people, bringing together individuals interested in learning more about aviation as well as sharing their own knowledge. Get involved in grassroots recreational aviation in your own backyard. Chapter members are involved in a variety of social and educational activities, including Young Eagles rallies, fly-ins, building seminars, and more, to build awareness in the community.

Our Members and the Community

Bill Sommers - Young Eagles
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Pancake Breakfast
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Chapter 1361 Volunteer Opportunity
Reno Air Races Volunteer

November 7, 2017

  • Chapter meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month*.
  • 5:30 PM BBQ - Weather Permitting
  • Bring your favorite grill item and eating utensils.

*A meeting date landing on a holiday is moved to the next week.

Contacts & Directory

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Alpine Aviation

Alpine Aviation is a California-based flight service company offering flight charter, aircraft management, pilot flight training, rental, and aircraft maintenance.

Flying in Nevada County 
Repair Stations

Alpine Aviation


Sierra Magneto Service, Inc

  • FAA Air Agency Number S4CR539Y
  • 13344 Grass Valley Avenue, Unit G
  • Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • phone: 530-272-7289
  • email: sierramagneto@sbcglobal.net
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These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by EAA 1175 of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. EAA 1175 bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.