Leonard Milholland, EAA 72307
Leonard Milholland has had a lifelong passion for aviation, including model airplanes. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps where he advanced to be a crew chief on BT-13s and B-24s and served in the Panama Canal Zone. Following the war, he took a break from flying until 1970 when he and his first wife, LaVerne, began flying a new Cessna 182. They built a hangar home in Brookshire, Texas, which quickly became a gathering place for EAA Chapter 774 members.
In 1998 he introduced his Legal Eagle plansbuilt, single-place ultralight design. He’s often said his life changed the day the picture of his Legal Eagle appeared in Sport Aviation magazine and when he married his second wife, Donna, following LaVerne’s passing. Their hangar home continues to be a center for Chapter 774 activities. Over the years, Leonard has added the Double Eagle, Legal Eagle XL, and the Cabin Eagle to his list of designs.