EAA Chapter 42 is a chapter of the national Experimental Aircraft Association, and is dedicated to the promotion of homebuilt aircraft, education and recreation.

Our mission is to:

  • Promote, encourage, and facilitate recreational aviation activities that provide educational opportunities.
  • Have Fun!

EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters and contemporary manufactured aircraft.

What does the EAA chapter Flight Advisor do?

A flight advisor helps the pilot conduct a self evaluation, as well, as evaluate the flying characteristics of the aircraft. The pilot then uses that evaluation to decide whether he or she is capable of flying that airplane. If not capable, the flight advisor explains where and how he or she can get the proper instruction, or alternatively find someone to make the initial flights. A flight advisor also suggests best practices to follow when flight testing a homebuilt aircraft (e.g. runway selection, weather minimums, etc.)

More Flight Advisor Info

What does the EAA chapter Technical Counselor do?

EAA Technical Counselors are experienced airplane builders, restorers, and mechanics who volunteer their time to visit other EAA members who are in the process of building or restoring their own aircraft.

The goal of EAA’s Technical Counselors program is to help members present a “zero defect” aircraft at final inspection by the FAA. It’s aimed at providing experienced builders to help you make the right choices during construction.

EAA 42 Technical Counselors:
Cliff Belleau
Chuck Hosack
See our Officers page for contact information

More Technical Counselor Info from the EAA

You don't have to be a pilot or aircraft owner to be a member of EAA, but you do need to be a member of the national EAA to be a chapter member.

We have over 60 members in good standing, and others at large - or at small (we are never sure about those) - with serveral flying projects and about 10 or so active projects in work at various stages of completion.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes


Past Officers


Chapter 42 ByLaws (HTML) - Updated August 28, 2018 - Article XI - Elections

Chapter 42 ByLaws (3.4 mb PDF) - Original ByLaws (prior to August 28, 2018 revision)

EAA Chapter 42 Logo

EAA_Chapter_42_Logo.pdf (302 K PDF)

Fine Print

State of Alaska

EAA Chapter 42 is a Nonprofit Corporation registered in the State of Alaska. The Corporation was formed on 11/8/1971. A biennial report is due on July 2nd of every odd-numbered year. Biennial reports postmarked after August 1st incur a late penalty fee.


Entity Number: 10482D

Next Biennial Report Due: 7/2/2015

State of Alaska Chapter 42 Info

Federal Government

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 92-0113045

Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations — Form 990-N (e-Postcard)

Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.

If you do not file your e-Postcard on time, the IRS will send you a reminder notice. There is no penalty assessment for late filing the e-Postcard, but an organization that fails to file required e-Postcards (or information returns – Forms 990 or 990-EZ) for three consecutive years will automatically lose its tax-exempt status. The revocation of the organization’s tax-exempt status will not take place until the filing due date of the third year.

The e-Postcard is due every year by May 15th.

EAA Chapter 42 Form 990-N

Our usual monthly schedule:

  • First Wednesday - 7 PM - Board Meeting
  • Second Saturday - 9:30 AM - Breakfast Get Together
  • Fourth Tuesday - 7 PM - Chapter Meeting

Board meetings 1st Wednesday of the month. Just like any volunteer organization in the state, anyone interested is invited to attend. Check our web site for the location of the meeting.

Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes

Full Event Calendar

Past Events

News Archive

We have an email mailing list.       Join the EAA42 email List

Monthly meeting locations vary. Some meetings are held at member's homes and other locations to view projects, visit aviation related operations, participate in special events, etc. Some meetings are at the Alaska Aviation Museum located at 4721 Aircraft Dr on Lake Hood where we have presentations by subject matter experts in various subjects from aviation fuel and electrics to aviation safety.

No meeting in December.

Chapter 42 normally hosts a Fly-In/Drive-In Picnic a time or two during the summer.

Monthly Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

At 9:30 AM on the 2nd Saturday of each month, we have a great time having breakfast. Check our web site for the current location.

Please join us, and bring the family and friends...

Yearly Events

  • January
    • Dues
  • February
  • March
  • April
    • 1st - FAA Winter Ends
    • Last Weekend - Alaska Airmen Fed Ex Trade Show
  • May
    • Mother's Day Weekend - Valdez Fly-In
  • June
  • July
    • Nominating Comittee
    • Last week - Airventure - Oshkosh, WI
  • August
  • September
  • October
    • Nominating Comittee reports
    • 15th - FAA Winter Begins
  • November
    • Chapter Elections
  • December

EAA Chapter 42 email List

*** UPDATED February 10, 2018 ***

We use Google Groups for our email list and allow anyone to be a member of the email list - it doesn't matter if you're a member or if you're out-of-state we don't really mind.

The email list NOT connected to the Chapter 42 membership list. Joining Chapter 42 does not automatically put you on the email list. Changing your email in the Chapter 42 member area does not affect the mailing list.

There is one little item that trips some people up. If you're going to post to the list you have to use the same email that you joined the email group with, so if you joined the email list from home, you can't use your email address at work to post to the list. The solution is to sign up to the list multiple times, from home, work, and your phone.

It is really easy to post to the email list. All you have to do is send an email to eaa-chapter-42@googlegroups.com

      Join the EAA42 email List You will need to sign in with a Google Products ID (or set one up) - it's very easy to do.

There is a link at the bottom of every email that brings you to the list where you can maintain your email list information, but part of it is repeated here:

    To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to eaa-chapter-42+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
    To post to this group, send email to eaa-chapter-42@googlegroups.com
    If you have questions about the Email List contact Rick Henry here