EAA Chapter 231

Richmond, VA

About EAA

Our chapter is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 170,000 plus members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit our home page at EAA.org.

Welcome to EAA Chapter 231

Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join EAA Chapter 231. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest. See the Meeting Schedule page for specific meeting dates and locations.

For more information about Chapter 231, please contact our Secretary, Jake LaBello via the contact information provided in the sidebar.

To join or update your member information, complete the Member Info Form, save and email to Jake.

Chapter 231 History

In the mid 1960s, a group of pilots who were interested in homebuilt aircraft began to meet informally at what was then called "Byrd Field" near Richmond, Virginia. After several years of meeting informally, it was decided that the group should become a chapter of the growing EAA national organization.

Accordingly, the necessary "Articles of Incorporation" were drawn and registered with the Commonwealth of Virginia. On September 6th, 1969 the group officially became the 231st chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

The initial Board of Directors consisted of:

Vincent J. Serbio, Jr. - Richmond
Charles H. Hibbits - Richmond
Luther W. Matthews - Ashland
Carlyle W. Dean - Chester
 

Chapter Leadership - 2016-17

Officers

President -  Brutus Russell
Vice-President - Barry Toole
Secretary - Jake LaBello
Treasurer -  Doug Hanson

Directors

Ron Van Sickle
Cliff Martin

Advisors

Flight Advisor - Tom Tyndall
Technical Counselor - Warwick Llewellyn

Contact Us

Secretary: Jake LaBello

Email: Labelloj@comcast.net
Phone: (804) 873-9416

Member Info Form

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sep 23 All Day
Monday, Oct 9 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Oct 12 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 14 All Day
Hints for Homebilders videos at eaa.org