Youth Build Project Underway

Four local youth are currently working on restoring our chapter’s KitFox. First steps are to remove the old fabric covering in preparation for recovering and painting. Be sure to check out all of our photos by clicking HERE. Progress photos will be added as work on the project continues.

Newest Young Eagles

First Two Young Eagle Flights of the Year!


We asked our scholarship recipients, Matthew Robinson and Julia Reidhead to be our first Young Eagle flights of the year. Both will be attending EAA’s Advanced Air Academy this July.

If you know of a Heber-Overgaard youth between the ages of 8 and 17 interested in a Young Eagle flight, have their parents fill out a request form on our website by clicking HERE. Our Young Eagle coordinator will contact you to set up the flight.

Request Your Young Eagles Flight

Are you a Heber-Overgaard area youth between the ages of 8-17? Would you like to experience flight in a general aviation aircraft and learn more about aviation? If so, you can now discover more about the EAA Young Eagles Program AND request a free flight for your Experience of a Lifetime online. Just click HERE to get started!

2018 Scholarship Presented

EAA Chapter 1044 was pleased to present its 2018 Air Academy Scholarship to Julia Reidhead this past Saturday at its monthly Chapter Get-Together. Julia is a junior at Mogollon High School. Both Julia and Matthew Robinson, 2017 recipient and also a junior at Mogollon High School, will be attending EAA’s Air Academy in late July.

EAA Air Academy is a series of week-long camps designed to introduce young people to the aviation world. Campers are engaged through a variety of hands-on activities while staying at the EAA Air Academy Lodge located on Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Experienced aviation instructors help them delve into flight through actual flight instruction in an airplane and helicopter, hands-on building and maintenance procedures, flight simulation, and other exciting activities. Air Academy provides the foundation for a lifelong love of aviation.

This is the third year the Chapter has offered this scholarship. Once again, this scholarship will cover all expenses (tuition, airfare and shuttles to/from camp, lodging and meals) to send deserving youth from the Heber-Overgaard area to the summer aviation camp.

In addition to all the Air Academy activities, attendees will have the opportunity to experience EAA AirVenture, the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, with over 10,000 airplanes, 1,000 forums and forums, airshows each day, 900 exhibitors, and hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts.

Registration Now Open

Vendor and exhibitor registration is now open for our Planes and Pancakes in the Pines Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In being held Saturday, July 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

To celebrate the return of this much-anticipated community event, this year EAA Chapter 1044 is offering FREE vendor and exhibitor space to local businesses, organizations and non-profits. Space is limited and the deadline to register is May 31, 2018, so be sure to sign up soon to reserve your space by clicking HERE. We look forward to you joining us!