EAA Chapter 1027
Willits, CA
(Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties)
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EAA Chapter 1027
Monthly Meeting:
Chapter meetings typically occur on the second Sunday of the month at the clubhouse at Willits Airport/Ells Field, 10AM to 2PM or at Boonville Airport or another announced location or time. Lunch, beverage and dessert are provided for a $8 donation to the chapter. All pilots of experimental and certified aircraft as well as people interested in aviation are welcome to attend!

HISTORICAL AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS
  Historical Aircraft on are display to the general public at these locations and times weather permitting:
  • Little River Airport (KLLR): Third Saturday of each month, 9AM to 1PM
  • Willits Airport: Second Sunday of each month for EAA chapter meetings from 10AM to 2PM.
  • Ukiah Airport: The first consecutive Friday and Saturday of each month from 10AM to 2PM April through November
  • Boonville Airport: Third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (707) 895-2075 for information.
  • Ocean Ridge Airport, Third Sunday of each month - 10AM to 3PM.
  • Lampson Airport - First Wednesday of each month - 10AM to 2PM.
Experienced pilots and aircraft owners are available at these events to answer questions.

Click HERE to learn more about the
EAA Eagle Flights Program.


Chapter Services
  • Experimental Aircraft Technical Assistance
  • Experimental Aircraft Flight Advisor

Paul Trexel - CFII - ASMEL
  • Instruction
  • IPC's
  • Flight Reviews
eaglenestnorth@juno.com

2018 Officers:
   Paul Trexel, President
   Ron Hunt, Vice President
   Marilyn Harden, Secretary
   Lee Boatright, Chapter Treasurer
2018 Board:
   Fred Baron (Garberville)
   Eric Mercer (Ukiah)
   Art Williams (Lampson) 

Ells Field, Willits CA (O28)
EAA 1027 CLUBHOUSE is located on Ells Field (028, CTAF 122.8, Rwy 34, R.H.) on the mountain two miles northwest of the City of Willits which is approx. 120 miles North of San Francisco on Hwy 101.  Runways are 16 (primary takeoff, downslope, left pattern) and 34 (primary landing, upslope, right pattern) with PAPI (5-clicks). Our mailing address is 1320 Poppy Dr. Willits CA 95490  or E-Mail chapter president Paul Trexel.

SPECIAL NOTE:
Aircraft older than 35 years may be eligible for California property tax exemption. For more information refer to the BOE website.

Other northern California EAA Chapters:


For Sale:



List anything aviation related that you would like to sell or trade, or want to buy. Your ad will include a self-provided picture and narrative, and will remain advertised until sold for $39. Send your ad to eaglenestnorth@juno.com


E-mail: tomsaircraftent@pacific.net


Basic Med

Fly to Boonville Airport (D83) to see your Basic Med doctor! The Anderson Valley Health Center is located adjacent to Boonville Airport and a short walk from transient parking. Dr. Mark Apfel is encouraging pilots that wish to have their Basic Med physical performed to contact him and schedule an appointment. The Health Center is located at 13500 Airport Road, Boonville, CA 95415 and their phone number is (707) 895-3477. This is a great opportunity for pilots wishing to obtain their Basic Med certificate.



April 2018

8th Annual Boonville Spring Fly-In





EAA Chapter 1027 kicks off the Spring flying season at Boonville (D83) with the assistance of Cap'n Kirk Wilder and the Boonville wing of Chapter 1027. It will be Sunday, April 8th from 11AM to 3PM. If you have something to sell or trade this is a good opportunity to do that. We will have the 50/50 raffle, a chance for you to win some cash.

This is a great event to get together and enjoy a great barbecue of premium beef burgers and all the trimmings plus desert. If you happen to be a vegan, bring your tofu and we'll barbecue it for you. :-) Bring a friend who might be interested in aviation.

For airport weather conditions contact Cap'n Kirk at 707-895-2949

Sunday, April 8th
May 2018

Willits Young Eagles Fly-In
Barbecue and Aircraft Display



Take this opportunity to fly a youngster under the EAA Young Eagles program to Willits airport, O28 where you can enjoy a great burger barbecue, display your aircraft for the historical aircraft exemption with certificate provided, and also fill up on Phillips 66 avgas and get your $1.00 per gallon rebate from Phillips for flying a Young Eagle and fueling with a Phillips 66 card at Willits.

To join EAA visit https://www.eaa.org/eaa/join-eaa/individual

To get the Young Eagles forms, Youth Protection Policy, and Phillips 66 card visit
https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-ye-program/ye-volunteers

Join us on Saturday May 12th; display from 10AM to 2PM, barbecue from 11:30 AM to 2PM

Rescheduled for Saturday May 19th; display from 10AM to 2PM

The public is welcomed to the airport to see the planes and enjoy the barbecue.
June 2018

Willits Young Eagles Fly-In
Barbecue and Aircraft Display



Fly a youngster to Willits under the EAA Young Eagles program for a great barbecue, aircraft display, and discounted fuel. See the May Young Eagles event for details.

Join us Sunday, June 10th, aircraft display 10AM to 2PM, barbecue 11:30AM to 2PM.

The public is welcomed to the airport to see the planes and enjoy the barbecue.
July 2018

Willits Young Eagles Fly-In
Barbecue and Aircraft Display



Fly a youngster to Willits under the EAA Young Eagles program for a great barbecue, aircraft display, and discounted fuel. See the May Young Eagles event for details.

Join us Sunday, July 8th, aircraft display 10AM to 2PM, barbecue 11:30AM to 2PM.

The public is welcomed to the airport to see the planes and enjoy the barbecue.
August 2018





Willits Young Eagles Fly-In
Barbecue and Aircraft Display



Fly a youngster to Willits under the EAA Young Eagles program for a great barbecue, aircraft display, and discounted fuel. See the May Young Eagles event for details.

Join us Sunday, August 12th, aircraft display 10AM to 2PM, barbecue 11:30AM to 2PM.

The public is welcomed to the airport to see the planes and enjoy the barbecue.
September 2018



Willits Young Eagles Rally
and Barbecue




Parents this is a great opportunity to introduce your kids to aviation, and enjoy a great burger barbecue. Kids will get a free airplane ride by an experienced pilot, and will receive their own logbook, a free online pilot ground school course, a $150 reimbursement to take the pilot written test, and a $150 reimbursement for their first training flight with a certified flight instructor, all for free. For kids 8 through 17 years of age.

The kids will be flown around the Willits valley on about a 20 minute flight, and parents can fly with their kids on aircraft with 4 seats. Flights will begin about 8:30 AM, with the barbecue beginning at 11:30.

The Rally is Sunday, September 30th. Registration information will be posted on this page a few weeks before the Rally

The public is welcomed to the airport to see the planes and enjoy the barbecue.
October 2018







Benbow Inn Brunch Fly-Out IV

Treat yourself and your companions to a luxury brunch on Sunday, October 7th at the historic Benbow Inn, just south of Garberville, CA on the Eel River in the heart of the California Redwoods. This famous hotel has catered to pilots since their beginning in 1926 with aircraft landing on the golf course road and taxiing to the hotel.

Dine on the beautiful patio where Spencer Tracy, Alan Ladd, Clark Gable and others dined on the always excellent food with excellent service.

We won't be landing on the golf course, but will be landing at the Garberville airport, O16, where you and your guests we be picked up by Benbow Inn staff and transported to the hotel, and back.

The first airport pick up will be at 10:30 AM for the 15 minute ride to the hotel Sunday morning, October 7th.
Don't miss this treat. Please RSVP to eaglenestnorth@juno.com.


Willits Young Eagles Fly-In
Barbecue and Aircraft Display



Fly a youngster to Willits under the EAA Young Eagles program for a great barbecue, aircraft display, and discounted fuel. See the May Young Eagles event for details.

Join us Saturday, October 14th, aircraft display 10AM to 2PM, barbecue 11:30AM to 2PM.

The public is welcomed to the airport to see the planes and enjoy the barbecue.
November 2018





The 7th Annual Boonville Salute To Veterans Fly-In



EAA Chapter 1027 is honored again to join Capn' Kirk Wilder and the Boonville wing of 1027 to host the Salute To Veterans Fly-In honoring all vets who have served, and who are now serving. Join us in honoring them at a great barbecue lunch with a lot of hangar flying and a chance to take home some cash with a 50/50 drawing. We hope to have another guest appearance of the Livermore Van's Air Force and their fleet of RV's. Bring a vet with you, so we can honor them. Certificates of display will be available to all participating in the Historical Aircraft program. The event will be Saturday, November 10th, from 11 AM to 3 PM.
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