Chapter 878

Maple Lake, MN


This is the internet home of EAA Chapter 878, one of the worldwide network of chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) which is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Click here for the Chapter brochure and membership application.

The Experimental Aircraft Association embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's more than 170,000 members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft.


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OPEN POSITIONS: Culinary Officer and Beverage Coordinator. During the summer months we’ve enjoyed a light meal before our chapter meetings. This meal helps to entice members to attend and it’s a good social time for members. Persons interested in volunteering for these two positions (or one combined position) is asked to step forward. It’s an easy way to be more involved in the chapter and reduces the workload of the president!

FREE AIRPLANE RIDES--Young Eagles scheduled events are completed for 2018.  We will start up with regular monthly events in April 2019.   

Maple Lake Municipal Airport will host the 29th annual Tree of Hope on December 1--click this link for the poster and watch the video on You Tube which tells the story: 


RV-4 project needs a financier or buyer. Chapter 878 has taken on the building of an RV-4.  As we have begun the work, it’s clear that we need a dedicated space, and an invested financier or buyer.  The tail feathers are mostly done and we have started installing ribs to the spar.  The project could be taken over outright, or our members could work along with the buyer to complete this project.  If interested, contact Dave Swanson @ 763.242.0334. 


Chapter 878 was established in 1986 at the Maple Lake Airport at Maple Lake, Minnesota. 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 fun doing so.

Our members come from throughout the central Minnesota area west of Minneapolis, encompassing the beautiful “lake country” in the neighborhood of the Buffalo and Maple Lake airports. Member meetings are held monthly, and vary in location from these two airports to member homes or workshops. You are welcome at our next meeting or event as our guest.

To learn about upcoming events, click on the Events link.  

Join us. Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are invited to attend our events and join our chapter. To become a member of EAA Chapter 878, click the Join Us link.  You don't have to live locally to enjoy Chapter 878 membership.  All members receive a subscription to our newsletter, The Maple Lake Flyer, plus other chapter related correspondence via email.  Our dues are $25 per year per member age 35 and older, and just $10 for members up to age 35.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Dec 15 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Dec 25 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, Jan 12 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Jan 22 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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