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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.

 
Our location: Blue Hangar on the west side of the parking lot at Lee's Summit Airport (the end of Douglas); look for the COP (Cessna on a Post). Our street address is 2750 NE Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064.

 
                    Next Chapter Gathering:  Thursday, January 23, gathering at 6pm.
                                  ************The normal Monday Jan 20 meeting is replaced this month only.**************
 
Program: This is a social meeting at Tim's Pizza, Independence (17201 E. Hwy 40). We'll enjoy great pizza and friendship. This requires reservations!! Chapter members should note the current newsletter for details. Non-chapter members are certainly welcome, please email a reservation  by clicking Contact top-right, and then on Vice President Chris St.Germain. The cost will be $10 per person CASH to the chapter, for pizza (buffet-style), soft drinks and salad. The chapter will make a single payment to Tim's. Adult beverages can be purchased directly from Tim's. Be advised Tim's does NOT accept credit cards, cash and checks only.
 

January 13, Monday at 7pm - IMC Club Topic: Snow in your future? A winter wonderland-flying in the snow!
 
VMC Club and IMC Club are divisions of EAA, and attendance is valid for FAA Wings (Pilot Proficiency) program credit.
 
IMC Club is 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. All are welcome, you need not  be instrument-rated. More recently, VMC Club was formed for visual flyers, or instrument-rated pilots flying under Visual Flight Rules. Again, all are welcome, including non-pilots and students! IMC Club and VMC Club alternate each month.
 

January 25, Saturday at 10am - we'll host a Composites Workshop, Eagle Hangar. $20 fee for supplies. Class size is limited, so please make a reservation with Mike Dooley. Click Contact to send a message to Mike.

February 15 (SATURDAY) - Annual Banquet, gathering at 6pm, dinner starting at 6:30. Reservations required!! Our guest speaker will be Lou Eisenbrandt, who served as a nurse during the VietNam war.

March 21, Saturday - Flying Start program.  Have you ever dreamed of learning to fly, or wondering if you could? We'll host a seminar with information on finding a flight training school, expected cost and time commitments, etc. We'll have flight instructors and representatives of flight schools for you to meet. Please make a reservation with Vice President Chris St.Germain by clicking on Contact.
 

 
 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 2019 season is concluded, for a winter break. Please check back here and on the Young Eagles page for the 2020 schedule.
 
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 Frequently Asked Questions 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