About Our Chapter

In early 2002 a few aviation enthusiasts gathered in one of the "T" hangars at Headland Airport with a purpose. There were builders, vintage aircraft owners, and sport pilots.  The ranks included all manner of experience from light sport to ATP, but the common goal was to establish a new Chapter as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Under the leadership of President Jay Harbert, Chapter 1358 was born. Now nearly ten years later, with membership growing, 1358 has taken on a new moniker. The WireGrass Chapter is becoming know as Southeast Alabama's most active chapter. Our monthly gatherings offer fly-outs and fly-ins, Young Eagles programs, informative classes, and great fellowship. "Flying, Food, and Fun" is our motto.  

The WireGrass Chapter "gathers" each month (normally the 2nd Saturday) at the Dothan Regional Airport.  Our Chapter Office and Classrooms are located in the Aero-One FBO. To get on our mailing list, send us your e-mail address.

About EAA

Our chapter is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 170,000 plus members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit our home page at EAA.org.

IMC Club

IMC Clubs is a volunteer mentor program to help instrument pilots improve their proficiency, and they loved it. "When the website launched and offered to help others start local chapters, it took off like a storm,” Radek said.

The IMC Club’s purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. IMC Club chapters offer monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experiences.

If you are an EAA member, you are an IMC member and no additional sign-up steps are necessary. More at EAA / IMC Club

Board of Directors

  •     President:  Ray Carney
  •     Vice President:  Dean McGinnes
  •     Secretary:  Lynn Blair
  •     Treasurer:  Jim Hart
  •     Membership Director:  Bo Hudson
  •     Safety Director:  Bill Castlen
  •     Technical Director: Loel Ewart
  •     Young Eagles Director:  Alison Denham
  •     Media Director:  Cecil Money
  •     Programs and Banquets Director:  David Burke
  •     Directors-at-Large:  Danny Cherry, Tom Holer, and Hugh Wheeless
  •     Web Master and Newsletter Editor: Vacant
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    Young Eagles

    The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8 - 17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.

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    Come Fly with Us

    EAA Chapter 1358 actively supports the Young Eagles program by regularly flying area youngsters as part of our annual activities.  Our chapter members have flown thousands of Young Eagles.  To find out when our next flight rally will occur, view our events calendar.