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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.

About Us

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.

How You Can Help

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Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations during an event.

Become a member and volunteer

You can get involved today by becoming a member and volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers; a community of people who are passionate about aviation and the impact it can have on people’s lives.

Mentor Youth

Your time is finite. Use it to mentor young people in one of our youth camps, scholarship programs, or a Young Eagles flight. Whether you are a pilot, or just someone who wants to give back, your time will be well spent investing in today’s youth. Our resources, training, and education will be inspirational to these children. You can make a difference today by signing up.

Testimonials

What People Say about EAA863

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

Jessica Rogers, Facebook

EAA863 has the most energetic chapter in the entire country…

Robert Minter, Facebook

News & Updates

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Pay, Join or Renew EAA863 – all online

EAA863 is excited to announce that you can now join or renew your membership, and pay for it, all completely online. Click below to learn more!

A night of fun; EAA863 turns 35

Friday night, 2/12/21 was a night of fun and celebration for EAA863 as we celebrated the 35th birthday of our chapter. On February 13, 1986, a group of Lebanon locals held their first chapter meeting and signed the charter forming, chapter 863.

Aircraft Systems: Which one is the most important?

by Will Rondeau – the 360- En-COMPASSS-ing General Aviation Safety EAA863 has a strong emphasis on learning. Indeed, a good pilot is always learning. Join EAA863’s own Will Rondeau as he explains aircraft systems.

Become a member and volunteer

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who share our passion for aviation. We welcome pilots, non-pilots, and anyone who gazes at the sky and thinks about aviation.