If you like flying, building airplanes, or just talking about them, Chapter 64 of the Experimental Aircraft Association is for you. Our members are flying and building a variety of aircraft. Our Technical Advisors are eager to share their skills and experience with you to make your project easier. Our library contains a myriad of resources including historical publications, how-to manuals, computer CDs, DVDs, and videos and our tool box contains many special tools that are available for loan to our members. Our members come from all walks of life and range in age from their teens to their '80s. Although named "The Eastside Chapter," our members live throughout southwest Illinois (i.e., Belleville, Millstadt, Columbia, Collinsville, Troy, New Athens, etc.) and St. Louis and South County. (We even have active members in Germany and Florida.) We work closely with the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum in historic Hangar Two at St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS) in Cahokia, IL. We occasionally take our meetings on the road to other airports to view nearby aircraft projects. Chapter dues are only $2 per month. Come out and see for yourself how rewarding local chapter membership can be.
Chapter 64's new home is at the Southwest Illinois Sport Aviation Flight Park 4 miles southeast of MIllstadt, IL. Our clubhouse is in the large hangar barn on the field.
DIRECTIONS TO CHAPTER 64's HEADQUARTERS:
The address is 5949 Bohleysville Rd., Millstadt, Il
FROM BELLEVILLE: Take 158 west past Millstadt to Roenicke Rd. (approximately 8 miles.) Turn left on Roenicke for 1.8 miles. Turn Right onto Bohleysville Rd. and go 0.2 mile. Look for the big tree on the left and turn left into the gravel drive.
From Columbia: Take Rt 3 through Columbia and take Rt 158 toward Millstadt. Drive 2.9 miles to the intersection where Triple Lakes Rd crosses 158 and becomes Bohleysville Rd-the Farmers Inn will be on your left. Turn right onto Bohleysville Rd. Go 1 mile and turn left at the T-intersection. Continue another 0.9 mile. After you go around an S-curve, you'll see the grass runway on your right. Turn right into the gravel driveway by the big tree and continue to the hangar.
From Cahokia: Take Triple Lakes Road (by the old Cahokia bowling alley.) When you get to highway 158 with the Farmers Inn on your left, continue straight onto Bohleysville Rd. Go 1 mile and turn left at the T-intersection. Continue another 0.9 mile. After you go around an S-curve, you'll see the grass runway on your right. Turn right into the gravel driveway by the big tree and continue to the hangar.
Parking: There is limited paved parking area in front of the hangar. It's OK to park on the grass or on the gravel parking area in front of the other hangars. Do not block the gravel driveway. It is used by big and wide farm equipment