Chapter 402 History

The chapter was first incorporated in the state of Ohio as the “Heart of Ohio EAA Chapter 402” in 1972. It ran for some years and then the chapter must have fallen into inactivity for some time, until it was resurrected in the early ’90s. We have very few records on the chapter’s history; if you have any information to add, please contact: Michael Harris, 740-522-4206, mikeflys@windstream.net.

Our Chapter 402 Mission:

  1. Promote and encourage education of the general public about recreational, the design and construction of amateur-built aircraft and the restoration of aircraft.
  2. To promote and encourage education of the general public about aviation safety in the design, construction and operation of all types of aircraft.
  3. To support and promote the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Incorporated (“EAA”) through various Chapter programs and services.
  4. To promote a positive, productive and cooperative relationship between the Chapter and those governmental agencies and private enterprises that provide aviation services and facilities that benefit the Chapter and members of the general public.
  5. To do all things necessary to acquire and maintain federal tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) [or (c)(4) or (c)(7) as appropriate] (or any future corresponding Code section) and to maintain compliance with the laws, rules and regulations attendant to that Code section (or any future corresponding Code section).

EAA Chapter 402 By-laws download

About the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association):

EAA was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The association has more than 170,000 members in all 50 states and around the World. As its website says: “EAA is the only association that offers the fun and camaraderie of sharing your passion for participating in the flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts.” Learn more about EAA at: http://eaa.org/about.

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Local Chapter #402 Membership

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National EAA Member Information:

  • $10 — Student Membership – for those under 18. Student members get a student membership kit, access to an exclusive student members-only website featuring more online tools and resources, career planning information, applications for aviation scholarships, and much more.
  • $40 — Individual Membership – includes all the benefits of EAA membership as outlined in the EAA Membership Guide, with your choice of magazine: EAA Sport Aviation or EAA Sport Pilot.
  • $50 — Individual Plus Spouse – the benefits of Individual Membership are extended to the member’s spouse, less an individual magazine subscription.