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 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.

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

Paul Trexel - CFII - ASMEL
  • Instruction
  • IPC's
  • Flight Reviews

2017 Officers:
   Paul Trexel, President
   Ron Hunt, Vice President
   Marilyn Harden, Secretary
   Lee Boatright, Chapter Treasurer
2017 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.

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

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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

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1027 is pleased to announce that we will be bringing a historic Ford Tri-motor airliner to Lampson Field, Lakeport, CA for providing rides to the public January 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd.

This Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B (3 engines of 420 horsepower each) was built in 1928 by the Ford Motor Company that built 199 of them. They were the first all-metal, multi-engine airliners in the US. In 1931 it was transferred to Transcontinental and Western Air airlines, TWA, and began building TWA's route system. More recently the aircraft was owned by Evergreen International Airlines who gave the plane a complete restoration to factory new condition, with modern safety mechanical upgrades.

The plane is configured to carry 10 passengers in comfort, with each passenger having a great view window, perfect for photography, and the cabin's width and large windows allow the passengers to see out both sides of the airplane.

Flight's will fly from Lampson Field on a approximate 30 minute aerial tour around Clear Lake, returning to Lampson Field. Don't miss this historic opportunity at an affordable $70 ticket price, which may be purchased in advance online at www.flytheford.org or at the airport for $75. Tri-Motor merchandise is also available for purchase online or at the airport. Get your tickets early, we expect these flights to fill up, bring your camera! See the short flight video at the website link.

Brunch Fly-Out to Lampson Field

Chapter 1027 welcomes flyers to the brunch fly-out to Lampson Field, Lakeport, on Sunday, February 12th. Brunch will be at Giovanni's at the Skyroom on the field at noon. The restaurant has a great view of the runway, and outdoor dining is available on the deck if the weather is suitable. Please let us know at eaglenestnorth@juno.com if you intend to be there for reservation arrangements the Chapter will make. Make this an early Valentines Day treat.

7th 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 9th 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

Rescheduled for Sunday, April 23rd

CHP Air Operations Facility Fly-out to Napa

We will be treated to a special tour of the CHP Golden Gate Air Operations Division Unit facility at Napa airport on Saturday, June 10th. This is an opportunity to see how their air patrol system works from the inside.The tour will begin at 11AM, and will be followed by lunch at The Runway restaurant on the field, formerly Jonesy's. Please RSVP to eaglenestnorth@juno.com so we can make restaurant reservations.

Benbow Inn Brunch Fly-Out III

Treat yourself and your companions to a luxury brunch on Sunday, October 8th 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 8th.
Don't miss this treat. Please RSVP to eaglenestnorth@juno.com.

Cancelled due to Garberville airport construction; see Yolo Flyers Brunch Fly-out.

Bring your aircraft for display and sign in to get a free burger!

Yolo Flyers Brunch Fly-Out

Come enjoy a great brunch with us, treating your significant other to a great venue with good food, views, and upscale atmosphere at the Yolo Flyers country club clubhouse on Watts-Woodland airport (O41) on Sunday, October 8th, at 11:00 AM. For reserved seating please RSVP to eaglenestnorth@juno.com.

The 6th Annual Boonville Salute To Veterans Fly-In

CANCELLED due to weather. Please show your support and recognition of our vets by flying the flag Saturday, November 11th, Veterans Day.

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 Sunday, November 12th, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

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