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How to Start an EAA Chapter

Bringing People Together

Who Do I Contact?
EAA Chapter Office

It’s easy to start a local EAA Chapter!  The most important things you need are enthusiasm, an interest in aviation and the desire to share this interest with other people in your community.  Your first step is to bring together just ten interested recreational aviation enthusiasts who are either current EAA members or ready to join.  For divisional chapters you only need five members.

Your next step is to contact the EAA Chapter Office at 920-426-4876 or by e-mail at chapters@eaa.org and let us know you are interested in forming a new local chapter.  If you are interested in starting an International Aerobatics Club, Vintage Aircraft, Ultralight or Warbirds Squadron chapter please be sure to mention this when you contact the Chapter Office.  EAA will then get in touch with you to take a few minutes to learn more about your local aviation interests, discuss the formation process and review the contents of the starter kit.

A helpful hint when starting a local chapter is to ask the Chapter Office to request a set of mailing labels for EAA members in your region.  Just supply the 5-digit zip code for your area and the number of mile radius you wish to go out around this zip code.  Then use the mailing labels to send out a postcard to EAA members in your area and invite them to attend the first meeting.  The labels are available at no charge and are a great way to let other members in your area know that a chapter is forming.

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