EAA Chapter 818 – Burlington, Washington  KBVS 

Chapter Meetings

The August 12 meeting was our annual summer picnic. About 25 members and spouses met under the trees in front of the Port of Skagit building for a barbeque and visiting time, with maybe a few “there I was” stories thrown in just because, well, that’s what pilots do. See the Summer Picnic 2023 page for photos.

Our September 9 meeting will be back in the Port of Skagit Airport conference room, 15400 Airport Drive in Burlington. Our scheduled speaker is Sam Weigel, a 737 captain, columnist for Flying magazine, and host of the new V1 Rotate web series for folks considering professional pilot careers. Sam and his wife Dawn are building a hangar and, eventually, a house on an airpark on the Kitsap peninsula.

As we have discussed many times before, we do not want anyone to get infected with the COVID 19 virus if they attend. That means that if you are sick or know you have the virus do not attend. If you are concerned about getting the virus while being in proximity of other Chapter members then you need to act in your best interest.

Check out the EAA’s Chapter Video Magazine; click here.

Videos of Past Presentations
We’ve recorded some great presentations from our monthly chapter meetings. Go to our Videos page or our YouTube channel to view any of these presentations.

Do you wonder what other EAA chapters are up to?   Fly-ins, burger burns, fundraisers or presentations are some of the activities you can find.

See the Helpful Links tab above to see links to other chapter websites and newsletters.


  • 10am – Second Saturday morning of every month in the “Port of Skagit Hearing Room” here at the Skagit airport.
  • 11am  – Program
  • Monthly Board Meetings are held via Zoom, usually a week or so before each monthly meeting. If you’d like to join just ask any board member for dates and Zoom credentials.
  • See our calendar here for events of interesthttp://skagiteaa.org/calendar/

UPDATES:  If you have news or events to add here please contact: Larry or Brad (see contact tab for address).


Our group of aviation enthusiasts, made up of pilots, mechanics, CFIs, retired veterans, and interested persons meets once a month at the Skagit Regional Airport to discuss mutual interests, share current aircraft projects and safety information, and to be enlightened by a featured speaker with an adventure or two to share.

We also host “Spot Landing” contests, barbecues, and participate in other local fly-ins, such
as in Anacortes, Arlington, and at Mears Air-Field located in Concrete. Owning or building an aircraft is not a prerequisite for membership; an interest in aviation is all that is required, and a desire to become involved with a great Chapter.

One of our most anticipated events is flying children & teens from the ages of 8-17 years of age, for free, through our Young Eagles Program sponsored through the EAA Organization in Oshkosh, WI. Multiple times a year, pilots volunteer their time, their aircraft, and the expense of aircraft fuel to ensure that any child can experience the thrill of flying. This event requires just as many “ground-crew” volunteers as pilots. On the average, we fly 60 children every year in the late summer time during these one-day events.

We work closely with the the Skagit Airport Support Association (SASA), the Heritage Flight Museum, the Port of Skagit and other area aviation related outfits to help build a healthy, vibrant, innovative, and safe community of aviators.

Hope to hear from you, or better yet, see you at our next meeting!