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    How many EAA Chapters with an UL focus?

    I am trying to figure out if I just got very lucky... There are two EAA chapters in Omaha one with an UL/Light Sport focus. Nationwide how many EAA chapters are focused on the very light aircraft? I do not know how I would have gotten so far in my quest to get back to flying if it hadn't been for the help and encouragement of the guys here in the UL group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Furr View Post
    I am trying to figure out if I just got very lucky... There are two EAA chapters in Omaha one with an UL/Light Sport focus. Nationwide how many EAA chapters are focused on the very light aircraft? I do not know how I would have gotten so far in my quest to get back to flying if it hadn't been for the help and encouragement of the guys here in the UL group.
    I don't fly ultralights but if there was a chapter like that near me, I'd join in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martymayes View Post
    I don't fly ultralights but if there was a chapter like that near me, I'd join in a heartbeat.
    Yep, me too.

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    I would join one, in fact I would like to start one. If you are in the Central IL. area and want to do this, contact me.

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    Here's a list of chapters that have "officially" identified themselves as having an ultralight focus:

    http://eaa.org/chapters/locator/SearchResults.asp

    Looks like about 30 or so.

    Personally, I'd love to see more chapters look at ultralights. I'll never forget my first hop in a weightshift Quicksilver at age 14, back in the early days of 103...

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    Hal, that link is blank on my end.

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    EAA Staff / Moderator Hal Bryan's Avatar
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    Sorry about that - I thought it would carry the search term with it.

    Go here:

    http://eaa.org/chapters/locator/

    And select "Ultralights Chapters" under "Chapter Types" and you'll see the list.

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    Wow! 2 states (IL & WI) comprise 20% or 1/5 of the list!

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    Only one ultralight chapter in Washington state. And not much activity noted in past year, from their website:http://www.ul127.eaachapter.org/apps...ents?page=last

    I wonder if EAA could do more to promote and insure local grass field flying sites.
    Something like what AMA does for local RC model clubs.

    I bet ultralight, vintage, Homebuilt, etc. could work together to lease farm land and make local Pioneer type airstrips in local hayfields.

    My model club rents a field with grass airstrip (75'x400' ) for just $500 per year. AMA provides insurance to the farmer for $90/year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martymayes View Post
    Wow! 2 states (IL & WI) comprise 20% or 1/5 of the list!
    I know of a couple clubs on this list that are not active clubs. They hold monthly meeting for the members and maybe a breakfast a couple times a year but that is about it.

    I bet if the EAA had a set of rules an active club had to follow in order to remain an active club, we would see the EAA chapters cut in half if not more.

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