Founded 1993 at Ells Field Willits Municipal Airport
EAA Chapter 1027
Willits, CA
(Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties)
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EAA Chapter 1027
Monthly Events:
Chapter events typically occur on the second Saturday of the month at the clubhouse at Willits Airport/Ells Field, 11AM to 3PM or at Boonville Airport or another announced location or time. Barbecue with beverages and dessert served. 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 Saturday of each month from 10AM to 2PM.
  • Ukiah Airport: The first Saturday of each month from 10AM to 2PM
  • Boonville Airport: Third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (707) 234-9593 for information.
  • Ocean Ridge Airport, Third Sunday of each month - 10AM to 3PM.
  • Lampson Airport - Fourth Saturday of each month - 10AM to 2PM.
Experienced pilots and aircraft owners are available at these events to answer questions.

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EAA Eagle Flights Program.

Chapter Services
  • Experimental Aircraft Technical Advisor

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

2023 Officers:
   Paul Trexel, President
   Ron Hunt, Vice President
   Rex Smith, Secretary
   Lee Boatright, Chapter Treasurer
2023 Board:
   Fred Baron (Garberville)
   Eric Mercer (Ukiah)

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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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.

May 2023

11th Annual Spring Fly-in


Sunday, May 21st

Come join us for the Willits 11th Annual Spring Fly-in and aircraft display. Enjoy with a great burger barbecue with all the trimmings, chips, drinks and Haagen-Daz ice cream.

Display your aircraft for the Aircraft of Historical Significance aircraft property tax exemption. Display forms and sign offs available.

Sunday, May 21st from 11 AM to 3 PM, barbecue served from noon to 2 PM. Check O28 NOTAMs for fuel availability.

July 2023

Third Annual Great American Freedom Fly-in

Saturday, July 22nd

Willits EAA Chapter 1027 invites all to express their freedom to fly and to gather to celebrate the freedoms we have and need to exercise.

This will be an aircraft display day, with sign offs and forms available. Enjoy a great beef burger barbecue with all the trimmings, chips, drinks and Haagen-Daz ice cream.

Saturday July 22nd from 11 AM to 3 PM , barbecue served from 11 AM to 2 PM.

November 2023

10th Annual Salute To Veterans Fly-In

Willits EAA Chapter 1027 is proud to provide this opportunity to honor all of our veterans who have defended our freedoms in the past and those who are currently in active service.

Bring a vet to the fly-in on this day to honor them and enjoy a great barbecue of burgers with all the trimmings, chips, drinks and Haagen-Daz ice cream. This will be an aircraft display day, with forms and signoffs available.

Saturday, November 11th, 11 AM to 3 PM, barbecue served from noon to 2 PM.

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