EAA Chapter 712

La Porte, Texas

Welcome to EAA Chapter 712!

Whether you fly, build, restore, or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are invited to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, and serve the local aviation community, and we have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest. Upcoming events are posted to the "Events" tab.

Building an Experimental Aircraft

Many people do not realize that it is possible, for about the cost of a new car, to build an experimental aircraft, either from scratch or from parts and plans supplied by a large number of aircraft kit manufacturers. And you don't have to be a mechanical genius or own sophisticated tools and equipment. Many builders start with a partial kit (a tail, for example) and build it in a garage using hand tools, later adding other sections of the aircraft as budget and skills increase. Whether you build with wood, steel tubing and fabric, or aluminum, the building process is a learning adventure that can develop into a lifelong hobby. Interested? Join Chapter 712, meet the membership, and get involved. We would love to have you.

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