In the extreme north east corner of Illinois, north of Chicago, you will find Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 414 in Waukegan, Illinois. We were chartered in 1973, and currently have over 40 active members. Our members reside in many surrounding communities of Lake, McHenry, and Cook counties in Illinois; as well as Kenosha County in Wisconsin.
Here we hope to provide a clear picture of who we are and what we do. Our main purpose is to support sport aviation activities. We have many members actively flying and/or building experimental homebuilt aircraft of so many types and styles that they would be too numerous to mention here. Our members are mainly located in Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin, although some are scattered as far away as Florida and California, yet they maintain their contact with the chapter.
We also support youth activities, such as the EAA Young Eagles program. Some of our members have flown hundreds of young people, giving them their first flight in a small aircraft. From these beginnings, new pilots will someday emerge to fly their own Young Eagles perhaps.
Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest. Thank you for stopping by!.
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 national organization home page at https://www.eaa.org.