Chapter 878

Maple Lake, MN

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EAA Chapter 878 Holiday Social and Year End Awards will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the Bison Creek Bar & Grill (Huikko's Bowling and Entertainment Center) Buffalo, MN, with 6 PM social and 7 PM dinner.  Come hear about EAA 878 being recognized as one of EAA's most "well-rounded" chapters - doing the most to promote general aviation! 

The Young Eagles flight schedule has concluded for 2019, but contact Kyle Weatherly for information on the possibility of individual flights:  612-759-5227 or k.weatherly@live.com

SAVE THE DATE!!  On Saturday, February 15, 2020, EAA Chapter 878 will again have a chili feed and cook-off at the Buffalo, MN, Municipal Airport from 1100 to 1400.  Share this flyer as proceeds benefit aviation scholarships!  A few pictures are of the 2019 Chili Feed are in a folder under Photos.

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On September 7, a Young Eagles event was held for several Scout troops and their families.  There were 39 youth and 3 adults who received rides to view I-94 by Monticello, and the Buffalo area.   More youth were flown on September 14.

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.  EAA Chapter 878 is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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!

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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. 

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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.  For more information on the chapter, click this link for the brochure and membership application.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Dec 14 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec 24 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, Jan 11 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Jan 28 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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