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Welcome to EAA Chapter 1288!

Charter Members of EAA 1288 at X59 YE Day 10/20/2001
The Charter Members of EAA Chapter 1288 at Valkaria Airport's Young Eagles Day, Oct. 20, 2001
EAA Chapter 1288:
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Valkaria Airport:
X59 Info
X59 History
X59 Security
X59 Pilot Info
Meet Valkaria Bob

Aviation Education:
What Is General Aviation?
Gen-Av In Your Community
Aviation In Brevard
Why Are They Called
'Experimental' Aircraft?

What Are 'Sport Pilots' &
'Light Sport Aircraft'?

Learn To Fly
Is Flying Really Safe?
What's That Aircraft?
Just Say NO! To NIMBYs

Youth Activities:
Young Eagles Flights
Young Eagles FAQ
Flight Scholarships

Other Resources:
News Archives
Friends & Links
Contact Us

Latest News:
FAASTeam Safety Info - Certification Operation of E-AB and Sport Pilot Instruction
An Air Race Is Not an Air Show!
FAA FAASTeam Safety Info For Recreational Pilots
LONG OVERDUE: FAA Refuses To Investigate Any More X59 Complaints!!
From Decline To A Bright Future: Valkaria Airport Finally Accepts FAA Grants!
The Restoration Gets Rolling - Commission to Approve FAA/FDOT Funding For X59
Attorney General to Grant-Valkaria: You have NO jurisdiction over X59, period!
Just For Laughs... The Oshkosh 1988 Theme Song!!!
County Commissioners Voting On Valkaria Airport Items - Tues. 9/1/2009
FAA Responds To Grant-Valkaria's Anti-Aviation Efforts
An Example: AOPA / Pilots v. City of Pompano Beach (2005)
Grant-Valkaria Tries to Outlaw All Flight Training
Spotlight An Aircraft - Go Directly To Jail!
Harry Ford Interred at Arlington National Cemetery
Gone West: Harry Ford, Former EAA 1288 President and Tuskegee Airman
FAA Smacks Down Grant-Valkaria Town Council
Valkaria Airport Sheds The Shackles: VAAB Dissolved!
EAA 1288 Member Steve Borowski: FDOT 2008 Aviation Professional of the Year!
Great News! VAAB Likely To Be Abolished Soon!
Curt and Janis: Their Greatest Hits!
Wildfires Singe Valkaria Airport
Gone West: EAA 1288 Member William Kirk
Melbourne Light Parade Photos
Congratulations to Steve Borowski!
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In 1929, the Tri-Motor was the queen of the sky, Henry Ford's vision of air travel. Wood grain lined the 5-foot-wide cabin, and each of the nine seats had a vent and an individual reading lamp. Never mind that the exterior looks like corrugated roofing. You want to check oil pressure? Just look out the window as the pilot would. The gauge is on a strut above the engine. At 90 mph, it doesn't exactly zip across the sky. It moseys.
(Donald Bradley, in an article in The Kansas City Star [9/7/2011])

  The Experimental Aircraft Association General Daniel 'Chappie' James, Jr. Chapter 1288, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization.