Chapter 12

Houston, TX

Current News


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.

EAA Chapter Monthly Meeting, July 9th, 7PM-9 PM at the Lone Star Flight Museum on Ellington Airport. <--  Note the new location

Please join us for our monthly EAA Chapter 12 meeting, this will be our first monthly meeting in the Lone Star Flight Museum. -- (Use the door to the left of the main entrance when you arrive.)

Our topics will include a wrap-up discussion of last month's Young Eagle Events, the monthly EAA Chapter Video, a discussion of EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, WI later in July and what to expect.

Also will have an open forum on your aviation projects, time permitting. 

We will conclude with our VMC Club discussion topic of the month.

Let's make our first meeting at LSFM, a big success!


Future Meetings:

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


The VMC club meeting will be immediately after the chapter meeting. Please feel free to join us as I am sure we will have another lively discussion around July's video topic.


Upcoming “Local” Events:



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.


Cleaning out hanger, lots of Cessna 120/140/150 parts including:


Doors, Re-buildable rudder, window frames, strike plates, serviceable pulleys, grommets, thru-hulls, flap motor, flap skins and stiffening rods, throttle cables, airbox butterfly flapper,serviceable and overhauled airspeed indicator, rudder pedals assy with "Y" and two control yokes.  Rudder lead counterweight also.  Aileron bellcranks, serviceable.  Nose gear torque link and bushings.  Heavy duty nose fork.

Several floor pans with flap cable pulleys and brackets, with fairleads.  Several pieces of new scat tubing.  Instrument light assemblies.  Lots of adell clamps,nylon wire clamps and radiator clamps, several sizes.

Wheel assemblies include;  McCauley wheel halves for NLG and both MLG plus serviceable but rebuildable brake assemblies, used plus brake discs.  New, slightly used Cleveland wheel halves for MLG.  All wheel halves have bearings and many extras.  Also have tons of rivets.

These are the things that I can remember without taking an actual inventory.   Perhaps it is enough to get builders started thinking about their particular needs.

As for tools and tooling, both cylinder head wrenches for Continental and Lycoming.  Oil filter racheting wrench, several torque wrenches.  Lots of mechanic tools too many to list.  Sheet metal tools, cleco pliers, finger clamps, rivet cutter, clecos #3,#4, #5, and some thumb screw clecos.  Large open end and box wrenches, zip ties both large and small, electric wire sheathing and shrink tubing.  Also FAA approved wiring various lengths and sizes.

Engine gaskets and seals, rings for 0-200 piston, intake gaskets and assorted accessory gaskets.

Contact Patrick at


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



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