EAA Makes a Difference on the Ground and in the Air
— Local Nonprofit Welcomes Aviators and Aviation Enthusiasts —
Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, EAA Chapter 1067 welcomes you. This Naples-area chapter is a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who meet at least monthly to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community, and have a lot of fun along the way.
The chapter’s general meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Notable member news from a recent meeting includes:
- Bill Young received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. Named after the first US pilots, it is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to certified pilots. It recognizes individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, safety, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while operating aircraft.
- Scholarship candidates were interviewed by Bob Ellis, chair of the scholarship committee. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, each year the chapter provides up to $10,000 to a student between the ages of 16 and 19 for their flight training expenses.
- Skydiver Bill Schley shared why he is compelled to jump out of perfectly good airplanes, and that he recently achieved “expert jumper status” with 200 jumps. Attendees learned about how parachutes work and the many safety-related protocols.
In addition to monthly meetings, the chapter holds a variety of social and educational activities, including Young Eagles rallies, fly-ins, and seminars to build awareness and share knowledge of aviation in the local community.