- Our chapter EAA1156 recently completed a Pietenpol, a project that took over 12 years. When we tried to obtain insurance for it we were told that Chapters were prohibited from flying an airplane within Chapter/Squadron structure. This is contained in the chapter renewal agreement. The airplane is now grounded until ownership can be changed. This seems to go counter to everything thing the EAA stands for.
I know that legal liabilities are the driving issues here. I think a set of requirements,(insurance,rules) should be developed by EAA that allow chapters to own/fly aircraft. I would like to hear other thoughts about this. David