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 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
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
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
UPCOMING EVENTS AT EAA
THE BEST PIZZA IN THAILAND
-- 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 --
DH-2 IN THAILAND
-- Long time EAA member, Khun Damri,
is currently building the first DH-2 replica ever in the Kingdom of
Thailand. The project is nearing completion, and he is trying to decide
on what engine to put in the aircraft and then will install some brakes,
so we can stop it if landing downhill in Bang Phra. Standby for more
news on this addition to the General Aviation roster. Damri expects to
the plane to fly in mid 2017.
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
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
THAILAND AT OSHKOSH
Khun Damri, head of the EAA Thai "Young Eagles", met with Paul Poberezny, the founder of the EAA, at Oshkosh
in USA (appx 2011).
"THE BUG CLUB"
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)
an EAA Chapter
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