Chapter 12

Houston, TX

Greetings Chapter 12 Members and Friends!


Please note that the monthly chapter meetings are held on the second Tuesday night of each month from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  Frequently at Ellington Field locations, but with varying other locations so please watch the notices carefully.  The Chapter will also have occasional technical and social events on the weekends and possibly other nights.  Feel free to recommend, give or host meetings or events.

 Tuesday, May 14th 2019:  Monthly Chapter Meeting – ADS-B - Lance Little at Ellington Airport (Signature)  VMC Club Meeting to Follow

 The May meeting will be Tuesday the 14th 7pm-9pm at Signature Flight Support, 11811 N. Brantly Avenue, Houston TX  77034, ( – in the upstairs Meeting room

 We will have the following presentation:  ADS-B - by Lance Little of the local FSDO

There are a few of us that still need to find a way to comply before the deadline. Hopefully we will learn a little more and have a discussion about how to comply. 

For those that have already installed an ADS-B out solution it would be great to hear your experiences and suggestions.

Please contact us if you have an idea for a topic and or a location!

VMC Club

We have started a VMC club that meets after our regular monthly meeting.  The VMC clubs are focused on safely operating aircraft in VFR conditions.  Everyone is invited to stick around and contribute to the discussion.  We have an CFI that will be available to answer questions that come up during the presentation or the subsequent discussion.  The CFI is not the discussion leader nor does he or she need to attend all meetings.

There are no additional costs to the chapter or the members for the VMC.  And, the best part, the meeting content is provided by the VMC organizations. 

Upcoming “Local” Events:

Young Eagle Rally, June 15th 2019

Attention all EAA member pilots -- we need your help.

Chapter 12 will be participating in the 2019 Lone Star Flight Museum Education Day by providing Young Eagle flights. The flying portion of the event is scheduled for June 15, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We need Young Eagles pilots to round out this fun educational event with a flight for as many children as possible.

The Lone Star Flight Museum is located at Ellington Airport (KEFD) just south of Beltway 8 and just east of I-45.

Contact Andy Foster at to volunteer as a pilot. Send your Name, EAA Member #, Aircraft type, and if previously flown Young Eagles. 
Please remember that you must meet the Young Eagles pilot guidelines, including having completed the Youth Protection Program within the previous three years.

For more information on pilot requirements and conducting a Young Eagle Flight go to…/Youn…/1602REV-YE-Pilot-Guidelines.ashx 



As noted in prior e-mails, the aviation professional shortage is a real thing and recruiters are looking for people be on the lookout if you are interested.  We will advise as we get any leads, but please forward us if you are looking for people!


James R Lawrence 

I still have a one-of-a-kind project at 3T5.  It is a single-seat, high-wing, vw-powered, taildragger.  Wing is complete and engine conversion is complete.  Fuselage gussets are water-jet cut.  My engine is a 1600cc and really needs some upgrading.  I’m using the Diehl System for mount, alternator, and magneto.

 Please send your current projects to We'd like to get a current list of all Chapter members' projects.

If you have any aviation items to sell please send me a simple pdf document to with a description and your contact info so we can add it to this section.  We will post it here for 3 months unless you contact us requesting it to be extended or removed.

Do you have a project where you need some extra volunteer help or just want to convey some knowledge, let us know and we can put out a call.


Please send us your airplane/project/flying photos, your news, for-sales, and other items of interest to Chapter 12 members and friends. For events or news, please advise at least two weeks in advance so we can get it in the general news e-mail.

 Your EAA Chapter 12 2018 – 2019 Board and Programs:  

Dan LaFon, President/Web Master
Hal Getzelman, Vice President
Thomas Castleman, Secretary
Dean Doolittle, Treasurer
Thomas Castleman, Programs
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