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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 our February banquet.  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, medical issues, etc.

 

 
Next chapter gathering:
May 20, Monday, 7pm - We'll be visited by "Double", a co-founder of Attack Coffee in Kansas City, a former A-10 pilot, current airline pilot, and an amateur coffee roaster whose coffee was in such demand by his Air Force colleagues, that they made it into a business. Their coffee will be featured at our coffee-and-donuts break.
 Upcoming Events



May 13, Monday, 7pm - VMC Club; the topic will be birds. How do we avoid them in flight? How to we keep them from nesting in our aircraft?

May 17, Friday, 6pm - social gathering and dinner; POT LUCK

May 18, Saturday, 7:30-11:00am - breakfast and Young Eagles rally; see Young Eagles page

May 20, Monday, 7pm - general gathering, see above

 
 Flying Start Program/Eagle Flights


Flying Start Program/Eagle Flights.

 

EAA Flying Start is a chapter hosted program which welcomes, inspires, and educates aspiring aviators about their pathway to becoming a pilot.

The program consists of an EAA-prepared PowerPoint presentation, which the hosting chapter customizes with information about their local chapter and flight training resources. The event is capped off with a free introductory Eagle Flight with an EAA volunteer mentor pilot.

EAA Chapter 91 will be hosting a Flying Start event on 4 May 2024 starting at 8 am.

To reserve a spot, please contact Matt Williams at MAWilliams1966@gmail.com

To register for this event please go to the following web site;

https://flyingstart.org/

Link to EAA Website for additional information;

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/eaa-chapters/eaa-chapter-resources/chapter-programs-and-activities/flying-start

 

 Young Eagle Flights and Pancake Breakfast


EAA Chapter 91 will sponsor Pancakes+  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: May 18, 2024; Click here to go to the Young Eagles page.
 
Breakfast is offered 7:30-11:00. It consists of scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, all the pancakes you want, biscuits and gravy, coffee and orange juice for a free-will donation.

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. Young Eagle advance registration check-in begins at 7:45 (advance registration is online and linked to on the Young Eagles page), flights begin at 8:00, and finish by 11:00. In-person (walk-up) registration is dependent on the amount of advance registration (if seats are available).

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. Young Eagle 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! Contact the Young Eagle Coordinator for more info.

 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 Secretary 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.
 PayPal Member Dues


Member Dues $36

 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 planning 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 $36 per year, paid by cash or check or electronically.

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 member's 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 fulfillment.

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.

Activities

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 or not be technical in nature.  More "hands-on" programs are in the planning.

During February, the traditional "Annual Banquet" is held when members may bring a spouse or good friend or come solo.  The enjoyable social evening typically includes a nice dinner and program suitable to entertain pilots or their guests 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".  Chapter 91 has traditionally been very active in the KC Airshow, held at new Century (for now).

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 fundraisers.  Then in the spring of 1998, a groundbreaking 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 treat 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 and 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