Welcome to EAA Chapter 579
Free Airplane Rides!!!
Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome 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, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest. Monthly Chapter meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, except for July, November and December, when they are held on the third Thursday. Click on the Calendar button above for the dates of our upcoming meetings, events and activities.
Kids between 8 and 17 years old who are interested in aviation can take a free Young Eagles flight and see what pilots do on the ground and in the air. Since 1992, more than 1.8 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight from EAA’s network of volunteer pilots. EAA Chapter 579 has flown over 16,000 Young Eagles - more than any other EAA Chapter worldwide. To learn more about the free program, click on the Young Eagles button above.
Photos from Chapter Holiday Party
Private Pilot Ground School
begins January 8, 2015
EAA Chapter 579 is conducting a Private Pilot Ground
school beginning Thursday January 8th 2015. The course
will be 12 weeks in duration including the January 8th
orientation meeting. We will meet from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
every Thursday except the 4th Thursday of each month which will be our regularly scheduled chapter meeting. The classes will be held at the Sugar Grove Fire Station directly across the street from the airport. The classes will be taught by FAA Certified Flight Instructors with many years of instructional knowledge and experience. At the completion of the ground school course you will receive a graduation certificate authorizing you to take the FAA required written exam. The course fee of $150 includes a course text book, the Jeppesen Guided Flight Discovery Private Pilot, and a one year membership to EAA Chapter 579.
For more information contact: Dave Smith at EAAChapter579@gmail.com - 847-514-0008
or Dave Spano at David@i-SimplyFLY.com - 630-486-0832