EAA863 is an awesome, fun, and community focused group of aviation lovers sharing their passion of aviation with the world. Come and see what all the excitement is about and join today!
Our chapter is part of the national 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. Click here to learn more about the National EAA.

What People Say about EAA863

A fantastic group! Always supportive and welcoming with the best breakfast in Middle TN!

Jessica Rogers, Facebook

Great people. Fantastic youth programs.

Bobby McCrary, Facebook

EAA 863 has the most energetic chapter in the entire country …

Robert Minter, Facebook

Together, we can do more.

Mission Statement

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization, striving to serve today’s diverse youth who are tomorrow’s aviators. We seek to promote aviation safety seminars, award scholarships, and mentor youth by exposing them to the wonders of aviation. Our summer camps, Young Eagle Flights, and fly-ins are possible through generous donations and volunteers.

Board of Directors – 2022

President – Brian Thompson
Vice President – Trisha Yates
Secretary/Treasurer – April Eshelman
Chef – Aaron Carter “Pancake Czar”
Events Coordinator – Jamie Teet
Facilities Managers – Robert & Kathy Pesak
Flight Advisor – Chuck Johnston
Marketing Director – Gary Soloway
Membership – Doug Eshelman
Newsletter Editor – Sue McPherson
Past President – Gary Piper
Program Coordinator – Myron Lasater
Ramp Operations – Gary Farmer
Safety Officer – Mike Russell “Bigfoot”
Scholarship Coordinator – Jeff Wreyford
Technical Advisor – Toby McCrary
Webmaster & Facebook Editor – Elvis Huff
Young Eagle Coordinator – Janet Piper

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Your donations are greatly appreciated and allow us to continue our scholarships, events and programs