EAA Chapter 288
Welcome to the website of the Daytona Beach Chapter of EAA, Chapter 288. Chapter 288 is one of the largest, most active chapters in the EAA today. If it flies, chances are there's a 288 member who's flown it, worked on it, or owns it!
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Photo Credit:Bob Terry

 
Chapter 288 started in the 1970s, and originally met at nearby Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The chapter took regular trips to the Spruce Creek Fly In, located in Port Orange, Florida, and soon moved their meeting location to Spruce Creek. Chapter 288 is unique, because of it's location. 288 is located at the intersection of young aviation enthusiasts from the University and experienced aviators along Florida's Space Coast.

 

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 Photo Credit: Matthew Simmons

 

Chapter 288 works to continue the spirit of general aviation in Daytona Beach area.  We host several events throughout the year for our members which feature promement aviaitors and aviation technology.  Chapter 288 members also volunteer at aviation related functions throughout the community to teach people about general aviation.  Volunteering at local airshows and hosting Young Eagles events are some of the ways that EAA 288 members participate in the community.  Chapter 288's members are also very involved with the EAA on a national level.  The chapter has a good turnout at the EAA's annual fl y-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.    

The EAA works on a national level to help endure the "spirit of aviation."  They work to get children who have an interest in becoming a pilot achieve their goals.  They also sponsor workshops for homebuilders teaching skills neccesary for them to build their own airplanes.  Founded in 1953 by Paul Poberezney, the EAA has worked for over 50 years to keep general aviation alive and prospering into the future.  They work today with other agencies such as AOPA to ensure that aviation friendly laws are passed in Washington D.C., and to help ensure that general aviaiton will continue well into the future. To learn more about the Experimental Aircraft Association on a national level, and how to join, please visit the following link.

EAA National Website