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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 100 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.


                               ***********************IMPORTANT CHANGE**************************
Due to the winter storm on Friday, and forecast icing for Saturday afternoon, the banquet has been postponed to Monday the 18th. The caterers have bought the supplies, so will cook our meals for Monday. Social time is at 6:00pm, and the food line will open at 6:30pm. If not pre-paid, please pay by cash or check when checking in.                                    
   Next Chapter Gathering: SATURDAY Feb. 16, 2019, at 7pm Monday Feb. 18th at 6pm

Location: Blue Hangar on the west side of the parking lot, Lee's Summit Airport; look for the COP (Cessna on a Post).   
 
Our February Gathering is our Annual Banquet, on Saturday Feb. 16  Monday Feb. 18 . We'll have a catered buffet dinner for $20. Our speaker will be Sarah Ratley, one of the original Mercury 13, women that trained to be astronauts. Sarah has also owned many aircraft, was an original WhirlyGirl, has been a cross-country racer, etc. Sarah will talk about her experiences, of course, and also about the recent Netflix movie made about the Mercury 13. This is sure to be a fine program. All are welcome, you need not be a chapter member to attend, but reservations are mandatory. Please send a reservation e-mail to Secretary Dave Thoeni
 
March gathering on Monday, March 18, 7pm - Our own member, Tom McNerney, Reno racer, past Young Eagle, and guru on aerodynamics, will talk about 3D laser scanning and related parts fabrication.
 
IMC Club : Monday, March 11, 7pm; topic to be announced
VMC Club: Monday, April 8, 7pm
 
VMC Club and IMC Club attendance is valid for FAA Wings (Pilot Proficiency) program credit.
 
IMC Club was an organization formed to bring together instrument pilots and those interested in instrument flight, for the purpose of discussing techniques and experiences, so that all may learn. IMC Club became a division of EAA, so EAA members are automatically IMC Club members, and vice versa. All are welcome, you need not hold an instrument rating.
 
More recently, VMC Club was formed for visual flyers, or instrument-rated pilots flying under Visual Flight Rules. Again, all are welcome. IMC Club and VMC Club alternate each month.
 
 



 
 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: Saturday,  April 20, 2019 
 
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, we're trying out biscuits and gravy, yogurt and fresh fruit.

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 complete information about our Young Eagles program.

Enjoy a video about a past Young Eagle Flight with 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 Dave Thoeni with a valid email address to request access.
  3. Dave Thoeni 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