On 05 Feb 2015, The Experimental Aircraft Association in USA awarded EAA Thailand Chapter #1566. EAA is the sponsor of Oshkosh -- The greatest General Aviation Airshow on earth. Thailand is the hub of General Aviation development in Asia. The DCA is very supportive of "Experimental Aircraft" and aviation safety. Thailand has already shown its passion for General Aviation with Oshtak 2003 and Oshtak 2005. We are now proud to have an EAA #1566 based at EASTERN AIRPORT in Thailand.

What is Oshkosh

What is EAA?
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. Founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes, EAA expanded its mission of growing participation in aviation to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft. Membership in EAA enables you to share the spirit of aviation with the most passionate community of recreational pilots, builders, and restorers around the world. EAA is the only association that offers the fun and camaraderie of participating in the flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts.

What is the "Spirit of Aviation?"
When some people ask "what is the purpose for General Aviation in a country..." You only need to look at the countries around the world where aviation flourishes -- These are free countries with vibrant economies that realize the importance of educating young pilots. It all begins with General Aviation. Thailand was the first country in Asia to have an aviation program and Thailand's "Miss Siam" was one of the first general aviation aircraft in Asia

-- EVERY SUNDAY EVENING. Come join us at EAA Headquarters for pizza. EAA members and aviators come together in the clubhouse and enjoy Jim's Pizza. It is delicious. Just come. We start at sunset. Any questions -- eaa@thaiflyingclub.com


Sponsoring EAA members in Thailand.
Wichai Laksanakorn #382306 (Honorary President)
Jim Matonti #1160002 (Vice President)
Damri Namphaya #749285 (Young Eagles)
Tom Claytor #1159907 (Founder)
Chumphol Sirinavin #1047097
Lek Prabhakorn #1146321
George Macak #1160022
Fernando Ponsa #1112652
Sunny Yong #1160023
Mike Wilson #9027531
Wattana Opanon-Amata #1146492
Barom Somritvanitcha #1160026
Peter Thomson #1159521
Suchard Raksangob #pending
Siraveth Sukhanert #pending
John Ricciotti #9021018 (advisor)
Captain Siva (advisor)

EAA Flagship HS-CUB with Harrison Ford in USA.
The Piper Cub was previously N41172 and Harrison received his tailwheel check out in this plane.


Precision Flying Event 2014 -- held at EAA HQ Eastern Airport 29 Nov 2014

"Taildragger Ally" at EAA HQ EASTERN AIRPORT


30 aviators at EAA talk by CC Pocock on "Advanced Bush and Mountain Flying Safety" -- 16 Mar 2016 at EAA HQ Eastern

Khun Damri lands his C206 at EAA EASTERN and says hello to Jim -- Oct 2015


 Hooters stop by Precision Flying Event at EAA HQ -- Jan 2016

 Denis Law from EAA HONG KONG visits EAA THAILAND -- Nov 2017



Khun Damri, head of the EAA Thai "Young Eagles", met with Paul Poberezny, the founder of the EAA, at Oshkosh in USA (appx 2011).

Just to keep things interesting... The EAA Thailand Chapter founded an elite secret subdivision called "MaLengMao" during the trip to Chiang Kham in 2015. The MaLengMao is the ubiquitous flying termite that blooms in Thailand with the arrival of the rains. To become a member of "The Bug Club" all you have to do is be an aviator in Thailand and eat a "MaLengMao." Tom and Jim were the first members of this secret subdivision. Here, EAA Thai Vice President Jim demonstrates the correct procedure for holding the MaLengMao by the wings before eating it. You do not have to eat the wings. As 90% of the people of Thailand will tell you, they are delicious. Real aviators eat MaLengMao. To learn more, come and visit EAA THAILAND at Eastern Airport.



Our partner EAA Chapters
EAA Malaysia (chapter 1090)
EAA South Africa (chapter 322)
EAA Australia (chapter 1308)
EAA Hong Kong (chapter 1585)
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