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EAA Chapter 91
Lee's Summit Airport, MO
LXT
 Welcome to EAA Chapter 91 website


We are located at (KLXT) Lee's Summit, Mo. Chapter 91 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Greater Kansas City Chapter, was chartered in 1960, and has more than 130 members.  Many chapter members have built or are in the process of building a wide variety of experimental aircraft.  Most likely, we have someone in our chapter who knows something about almost any question a prospective home builder might have. Come and visit us even if you don't build or fly. We all just enjoy aircraft and flight.  Our regular Chapter 91 meetings take place on the third Monday of each month with the exception of February.  Meetings usually host a speaker on an aviation-related topic, and may be technical in nature, historical, demonstrations or show-and-tell, updates on our local airport from the airport manager, etc.


                                            ** Covid-19 UPDATE **
Jackson County and the CDC, regarding the COVID-19 virus and gatherings of many people, now allow us to have limited public gatherings, with restrictions.  Our meetings are now "hybrid", with some attending in person, and others able to participate online. In-person attendees must wear masks and maintain social distancing. With chairs properly spaced, our meeting room can only hold about 21 people. There are no reservations, and when the room is full, no more may attend. For online attendees, we have been using GoToMeeting. Note that VMC/IMC Club will remain on-line only, until further notice. An online attendee needs either the software on a PC, tablet or smartphone to view, or a phone to call in and hear the meeting (no viewing). There is a unique 9-digit code for each meeting. Members will get an email containing the code or the call-in phone number. Others that wish to attend online may request the code.  If a guest would like to join a meeting, either general or VMC/IMC Club, please send a message at least a day in advance to V.P. Chris St.Germain, and we can send you the sign-on information. VMC/IMC Club meeting notices and sign-on info also come through the FAA safety seminar system via faasafety.gov. See below.
 
Next chapter gathering:
August 17, Monday, 7pm -  We are awaiting confirmation of a previously scheduled speaker to see if their presentation can be done on-line. Please check back.
 

                                   
 Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

July 25, Saturday, 8am-12pm- Flying Start Seminar. Are you an adult that has always dreamed of learning to fly? Or, have you wondered if you could do it? This seminar is informational, and will tell you what is involved with earning a pilot certificate (license), the cost, time, etc. We'll have flight instructors and flight school representatives to chat and answer questions. There is no obligation. The seminar is free but you must register. See the flier below for details on registration. Due to Covid restrictions, we can have some attendees in person, and others may view online. In-person attendees will have snacks and the chance to chat with others.

August 10, Monday, 7pm, IMC Club Program: to be announced
The notifications for VMC Club and IMC Club come out in the FAA's system. It is recommended that those wishing to view or attend these events sign up for an account on FAASafety.gov. (Click here to make an account.) One can choose what types of events and seminars they will get notifications for, and for VMC and IMC, that would include the GoToMeeting code to allow access. (Having an account also obtains attendance credit that applies to the FAA pilot proficiency program called WINGS.)

August 17, Monday, 7pm, general meeting


 
 
 
 
 Flying Start

 Young Eagle Flights and Pancake Breakfast


EAA Chapter 91 will sponsor Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles.

 
Where: Lee's Summit, MO (LXT); 2750 NE Douglas; look for the Cessna on a Post in front of the building
When: Our 2020 season will begin on April 18. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not hold a JULY event. Please check the Young Eagles page for the full 2020 schedule, and when our events will begin for 2020.
 
Breakfast is offered 7:30-11:00. It consists of scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, all the pancakes you want, coffee and orange juice, for $6 per person. Additionally, biscuits and gravy, yogurt and fresh fruit are available.

Young Eagle Flights is a FREE program for youth 8 to 17 years of age. A parent or court-appointed legal guardian must fill out and sign a Young Eagles registration/permission form before the flight. The forms are available at the event.

Young Eagle registrations begin at 8:00, flights begin at 8:30, and finish by noon.

Please visit our Young Eagles page for Frequently Asked Questions about our Young Eagles program.

Enjoy a video about a past Young Eagle Flight with Past-President Larry Young.

We always welcome volunteer pilots to fly Young Eagles. Pilots who volunteer their time and aircraft will be offered a discount of fuel provided by Lee's Summit Airport. Young Eagles pilots must be a current EAA member for insurance purposes and have passed the YPP. Come and fly Young Eagles to inspire future young pilots!

 How to become a Website Member


If you are a Chapter Member then you can gain access to the Members Section of the website.

 

The steps are as follows:

  1. Your membership must be current.
  2. Contact Rob Schmitt with a valid email address to request access.
  3. Rob Schmitt will verify your membership and authorize your request.
  4. You will receive an email with temporary login credentials.
  5. Login with the temporary login credentials.
  6. Create your unique login credentials; your temporary credentials will then be deleted.
  7. Fill out your contact information in the Members Info section.
  8. Congratulations you are done.
 How To Join EAA Chapter 91


To Join EAA Chapter 91

Have a sincere interest in aviation: whether you are a pilot or not, whether you own a plane or not, whether you are building or plan to build a plane or not -- you are welcome!

Come to any chapter meeting or function. Look up any one of the officers for an application; or, give a call to the secretary to get an application sent to you. Return your application and check to the Secretary. Currently dues are $24 per year.

The application requests your EAA number and its date of expiration. This is important to EAA as they carry our chapter liability insurance and want to know all of our members quality under their umbrella policy.

Mission Statement of the Experimental Aircraft Association

The EAA is dedicated to serving all of aviation by fostering and encouraging individual participation, high standards and access to the world of flight in an environment that promotes freedom, safety, family and personal fulfilment.

Organization

EAA Chapter 91 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Greater Kansas City Chapter, was chartered in 1960.  Currently there are about 100-110 members each year.  Many chapter members have built or are in the process of building all types of private aircraft.  There is someone who knows something about any question a homebuilder might have.  Membership is on a calendar year basis with renewal each January.  Currently dues are $24 per year.

Activities

Regular Chapter 91 meetings take place the third Monday of each month with the exception of February.  Meetings usually host a speaker on an aviation related topic and may or not be technical in nature.  More "hands-on" programs are in the planning.

During February the traditional "Sweetheart Banquet" is held when members may bring a spouse, sweetheart, good friend, or come solo.  The enjoyable social evening typically includes a nice dinner and program suitable to entertain pilots or their guest who may not enjoy discussions dealing with strictly technical aspects of aviation.

Other activities include an annual fly-in (usually June), several pancake breakfasts usually including Young Eagle rallies, and hosting other aviation activities/groups such as the EAA B-17,Aluminum Overcast  or the Lee's Summit Public Works Expo.  Chapter 91 has traditionally been very active in the Aviation Expo held at Downtown Kansas City Airport annually.

History

In its early days, beginning in 1960, Chapter 91 met at a bank in Downtown Kansas City.  Meetings moved to different locations including several years at Bennington Chapel.  When meetings moved to the basement of Lee's Summit Airport in 1991, the Chapter had found a home.

A dream began to develop in a few of the members - to have our own facility.  Soon money-making efforts started with a target amount needed to get started.  Many members made pledges and made financial donations.  There were raffles and other fund raisers.  Then in the spring of 1998 a ground breaking took place and we worked weekends and some weekdays and slowly watched our dream become a reality.  As you look around, you'll see why we are proud of it and treated it kindly.

In May, 2000, 40 years after the chapter was chartered, the EAA Chapter 91 "Larry Young Eagle Hangar" was dedicated. The hangar is home to several homebuilt aircraft as well as a meeting room area. The second hangar was completed in 2005, a third in 2007, and a fourth in 2015. Chapter 91 now houses approximately 25 aircraft, mostly homebuilt."




Gus Schlegel Sonex
Gus Schlegel's Sonex

Robert Schmitt's KR2S
Robert Schmitt's KR2S

Ron Hayes' Thorp-18
Ron Hayes' Thorp-18

GlaStar
GlaStar-Sportsman

Erwin Beckman's Zenith
Erwin Beckman's Zenith

Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II
Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II

Phil Ishmael's Pulsar
Phil Ishmael's Pulsar



Robert Schmitt's KR2S
Robert Schmitt's KR2S

Ron Hayes' Thorp-18
Ron Hayes' Thorp-18

GlaStar
GlaStar-Sportsman

Erwin Beckman's Zenith
Erwin Beckman's Zenith

Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II
Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II

Phil Ishmael's Pulsar
Phil Ishmael's Pulsar

Gus Schlegel Sonex
Gus Schlegel's Sonex



Ron Hayes' Thorp-18
Ron Hayes' Thorp-18

GlaStar
GlaStar-Sportsman

Erwin Beckman's Zenith
Erwin Beckman's Zenith

Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II
Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II

Phil Ishmael's Pulsar
Phil Ishmael's Pulsar

Gus Schlegel Sonex
Gus Schlegel's Sonex

Robert Schmitt's KR2S
Robert Schmitt's KR2S



GlaStar
GlaStar-Sportsman

Erwin Beckman's Zenith
Erwin Beckman's Zenith

Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II
Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II

Phil Ishmael's Pulsar
Phil Ishmael's Pulsar

Gus Schlegel Sonex
Gus Schlegel's Sonex

Robert Schmitt's KR2S
Robert Schmitt's KR2S

Ron Hayes' Thorp-18
Ron Hayes' Thorp-18



Erwin Beckman's Zenith
Erwin Beckman's Zenith

Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II
Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II

Phil Ishmael's Pulsar
Phil Ishmael's Pulsar

Gus Schlegel Sonex
Gus Schlegel's Sonex

Robert Schmitt's KR2S
Robert Schmitt's KR2S

Ron Hayes' Thorp-18
Ron Hayes' Thorp-18

GlaStar
GlaStar-Sportsman



Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II
Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II

Phil Ishmael's Pulsar
Phil Ishmael's Pulsar

Gus Schlegel Sonex
Gus Schlegel's Sonex

Robert Schmitt's KR2S
Robert Schmitt's KR2S

Ron Hayes' Thorp-18
Ron Hayes' Thorp-18

GlaStar
GlaStar-Sportsman



Phil Ishmael's Pulsar
Phil Ishmael's Pulsar

Gus Schlegel Sonex
Gus Schlegel's Sonex

Robert Schmitt's KR2S
Robert Schmitt's KR2S

Ron Hayes' Thorp-18
Ron Hayes' Thorp-18

GlaStar
GlaStar-Sportsman

Erwin Beckman's Zenith
Erwin Beckman's Zenith

Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II
Larry Denning's Christen Eagle II