EAA Chapter 818 – Burlington, Washington  KBVS 

Chapter Meetings

At our Febuary meeting John Mahaney reviewed weather theory and tools available for aviation weather briefings, and also told us about his experiences flying his Cessna 150 from Long Beach to Airventure 2022. You can view the recording of John’s presentation on our Videos page here.

Our next meeting will be March 11 at 10 am at the Port of Skagit airport conference room, 15400 Airport Drive in Burlington. Ron Wanttaja will review the history of the Bowers Fly Baby. You may know Ron from the many EAA webinars he has presented on GA accident trends and analysis.


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 at 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 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 interest: http://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 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. Our Chapter
participates at the Arlington Air Show by sponsoring the “Fly-Mart” booth
during the course of this event. Owning an aircraft is not a prerequisite; just
an interest in aviation is all that is required, and hopefully, 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, free, through our Young Eagles Program, sponsored
through the EAA Organization in Oshkosh, WI. Pilots volunteer their time and
the expense of aircraft fuel to ensure that any child can experience the thrill of

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 this one
day event.

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!