Why Join Our Chapter?

Join EAA Chapter 186 and receive these benefits:

• We are the largest and most active aviation club in the area, so you get in on what’s happening in and around the northern Virginia flying scene and beyond.
• Our monthly newsletter, The Stick and Rudder, keeps you informed on the latest Chapter events and other local and national aviation news
• We have our own Chapter House. With a huge deck. On the Manassas Regional Airport. With a great view of the runways. And a big gas BBQ. Who has that?!
• You will make lots of new friends who you can call for help and information on aviation related issues.
• We have interesting, educational and fun meetings with special speakers and presentations at our Chapter House once a month.
• To announce all our events, we send informative News Blasts by email with all the info and details
• We fly a LOT of Young Eagles (FREE flights for kids 8-17) and hold rallies at least once a month.
• We typically have informal drop-in gatherings every Saturday. It’s a great chance to meet other pilots and tell some tall tales.
• Special Chapter events throughout the year including a Chili Cook-Off, Big Bomber BBQ, Holiday Party, Fall Fly-In, Group Fly-Outs, field trips and more.
• Working with the Chapter, you’ll probably get a cool job during the EAA B-17 and Tri-Motor visits and maybe even a free flight
• The members only section of our EAA 186 website gets you
o Access to the really cool Members Online Directory
o Archives of all our Stick and Rudder Newsletters online and in full color
o Access codes for the Chapter House main door, Gate Code by tower, and password for the free Wi-Fi at the Chapter House
• Our Fall Fly-In has long been recognized as one of the East Coast’s fun aviation events with airplane judging, a fly-mart for aircraft parts, exhibits, seminars, aircraft displays, fabulous food, and much more
• 24/7 Restroom privileges in our Chapter House on the west side of the airport
• A large Builders Hangar available to rent for final airplane assembly
• Learn to become a master pancake or burger chef in our Chapter’s Cook-Wagon at any number of fun aviation events during the year such as the Manassas Airshow.
• State of the art Flight Planning Station and Resource Center with numerous aviation magazines, books, videos and other periodicals
• Builder Resources to help your aviation project take flight including a well-stocked tool crib and a host of technical counselors and flight advisers
• Last, but not least, you’ll be part of our EAA family — a great bunch of people who love all things aviation!