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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.


**LATE NOTICE - NO GATHERING ON MARCH 16**
Due to Jackson County and the CDC, regarding the COVID-19 virus and gatherings of many people, we must cancel our gathering. Instead, we will hold a special board meeting to discuss the situation going forward. This has the potential of impacting our first breakfast and Young Eagles events, scheduled for April 18.
Next chapter gathering:
March 16, Monday - Our speaker will be Jim Brady, aerospace engineer, retired from FAA, who will cover the aviation curriculum being taught at St. Michael's the Archangel High School.
Location: The “Larry Young Eagle Hangar” (blue hangar with flagpole), 2750 NE Douglas St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
                                   
 Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

March 20, Friday hangar social dinner - canceled

March 21, 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 absolutely no obligation. The seminar is free but you must register. See the flier below for details on registration.
This event has been postponed, due to the recommendations and restrictions on gatherings of people. We are hopeful that the health situation improves, so that we can participate in International Learn to Fly Day on May 16. We will contact those that were registered for the March event, and encourage others that are interested to advise us, so all may attend a future event.



As of Monday, March 16, the Board of Directors has decided to follow the guidelines of healthcare experts and government officials, and not hold large gatherings of people, while the spread of COVID-19 virus is being fought. We have chosen to cancel our events for April. We are disappointed that our lifestyles are being upset, but the health and lives of our fellow citizens is far more important. We will continually evaluate the situation, and intend to resume our schedule as soon as prudent. Please check this page for updates.

April 6, 7pm - board meeting; members may attend - canceled

April 13, 7pm; VMC Club - canceled

April 17, Friday - hangar social dinner - canceled

April 18, Saturday - breakfast and Young Eagles - canceled

Month of May - to be determined, as conditions warrant; please watch this page for updates and changes
 
 
 
 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 an April 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