Upcoming Events

Chapter Membership Gathering Jan 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

January 18 Chapter Gathering 2020 Agenda
9:00 – Social Hour: Donuts, muffins, coffee and other beverages during setup.
10:00 – Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
10:30 – Chapter Business and Announcements
11:00 – Speaker: Scott Francis!
12:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:15 – Pizza Party!

About Scott Francis

Scott Francis has been flying in airplanes for as long as he can remember.  Born and raised in Wichita, KS, he flew often with his father who was an experimental test pilot. Scott received his private license in high school, and has gone on to earn his commercial, instrument, multi-engine, and Airline Transport Pilot certifications. He currently has over 3,400 logged hours in more than 40 types of aircraft and is type rated in the Dash 8.

Scott began flying aerobatics and competing in aerobatic competitions in 2003.  He rapidly moved up from Sportsman level, to Intermediate, Advanced, and finally the top level — Unlimited.  Scott has been performing in airshows since 2006, starting with a Pitts S-1T, then moving on to a Giles 202, and currently flying the ultra-high performance MXS aircraft.

Today, Scott possesses a surface level aerobatic waiver and flies in more than 30 airshows each year.  He particularly enjoys interacting with spectators before and after each show. When he isn’t flying an “away show”, he can be seen performing at the Flying Circus in Bealeton, VA every Sunday from May through October.



There are only 12 MXSs in the world today. One is flown by 3-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland and two others are currently flying in the Red Bull Air Race circuit.

  • Manufacturer: MX Aircraft (www.mxaircraft.com)
  • Model: MXS (one of only 12 in existence)
  • Construction: All Carbon Fiber Monoplane
  • Weight: 1179 lbs
  • Engine: Ly-Con AEIO-540, 355 HP
  • Max Speed: 310 MPH
  • Roll Rate: 500 deg/sec
  • G-Limit: +/- 14Gs




Young Eagle Build and Fly program @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Young Eagles Build & Fly, January 25th, noon until 4:00 pm.

We’ll start building the Sig Kadet.  Volunteers needed to help with building, the simulators and teaching ground school.

We will also have the RC simulator up and running so you can see what it is like to fly a Radio Controlled airplane.

There are still a couple slots open for Chapter Member and Parent Volunteers. http://eaa186.org/eaa-young-eagles-build-and-fly-program/

Hope to see you there.

Mike Walpole

Young Eagles Rally – Feb 8 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

yesFree Flights for kids ages 8-17. This rally is open to the public. 25 seats. Parents must be present to sign permission slip.

Saturday January 11, 2020
Noon to 3:00pm

Online registration opens January 1, 8:00 am. To register, click on “Young Eagle Rallies” in the menu bar above.

IMC Club Meeting Feb 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The IMC Club’s purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. IMC Club chapters offer monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experiences.

IMC Coordinator: Mike Walpole: mswalpole@hotmail.com

VMC Club Meeting Feb 2020 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Non-instrument rated pilots who want to improve their proficiency now have an excellent new resource through EAA’s VMC Club.

The VMC Club is modeled after the popular IMC Club concept which provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. The VMC Club will do the same, but for pilots who are not instrument rated and fly primarily under visual flight rules and under VMC.

The meetings of Chapter 186’s VMC Club are held directly after the IMC Club meetings at 8 PM the 2nd Thursday of the month in our Chapter House.

VMC Coordinator: Chuck Kyle deke.kyle@gmail.com