Chapter 12

Houston, TX

Greetings Chapter 12 Members and Friends!


 Please note that the monthly chapter meetings shall be on Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  Frequently at Ellington Field locations, but with varying other locations so please watch the notices carefully.  The Chapter will also have occasional technical and social events on the weekends and possibly other nights.  Feel free to recommend, give or host meetings or events.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018:  Monthly Chapter Meeting – Ellington Field Airport (KEFD)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM:  Chapter 12's Technical Series for Aircraft Builders, Aviators, Enthusiasts

Presentation - Experiments in Aviation by Thomas Castleman, Location will be at Signature Flight Support, 11811 N. Brantly Avenue, Houston TX  77034, ( – Meeting in the upstairs Classroom.

Thomas will present about his current projects and will be discussing the challenges and hurdles he has faced getting into experimental aviation.

 Future Meetings:

Please contact us if you have an idea for a topic and or a location!

14 Aug 2018

11 Sep 2018



Chapter Membership Renewal

Please remember to renew your chapter membership via the website or through a meeting payment with Dean Doolittle!


July 23-29 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AirVenture Grounds

Anyone who is attending Oshkosh is invited to visit EAA's AirVenture Job Fair!

Whether you’re looking for a job in the industry, wondering what careers are available, or just looking for a professional change of pace, you’ll find that the EAA Job Fair has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to network with representatives from companies who are seeking passionate individuals to join their team.

All students, no matter your career goals, are encouraged to attend. Parents are encouraged to come along as well. Make it a family event!

Dress is casual, as employers know candidates and interested parties are enjoying other EAA AirVenture events throughout the day.


For more information and to view hiring companies visit:



Please send your current projects to We'd like to get a current list of all Chapter members' projects.



Member Eric Lipper has some space for aircraft such as a twin or small jet on the east side of the field.  Not cheap, but might be just the ticket for the right situation,


If you have any aviation items to sell please send me a simple pdf document to with a description and your contact info so we can add it to this section.  We will post it here for 3 months unless you contact us requesting it to be extended or removed.


Airpark House for Lease

2,000+ Sgft, 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath w Study, home on the Air Strip at Polly Ranch.  It is available for immediate lease, and a leaser would have access to the hangar and use of the runway.  If interested the address is 2110 Butler Dr,. Friendswood, TX 77546.  Al Saylor 281-435-8586



Do you have a project where you need some extra volunteer help or just want to convey some knowledge, let us know and we can put out a call.



Please send us your airplane/project/flying photos, your news, for-sales, and other items of interest to Chapter 12 members and friends. For events or news, please advise at least two weeks in advance so we can get it in the general news e-mail.


Your EAA Chapter 12 2018 – 2019 Board and Programs:  


Dan LaFon, President
Hal Getzelman, Vice President
Thomas Castleman, Secretary/Web Master
Dean Doolittle, Treasurer
Thomas Castleman, Programs


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