EAA Chapter 179 – Come Fly With Us!


    • DEAA has been CANCELLED for this year
      Due to the restrictions on public activities related to COVID-19 and a schedule conflict for the facilities at the airport, the Chapter board has made the decision to cancel DEAA for this year
    • Monitor here or Facebook for updates about our event plans and schedules

Message from Emilio, our Chapter President:
“In the mean time, there are other activities we can participate in while we are practicing our social distancing and taking care of our health. In this age of social media, sometimes at overload capacity, we can participate in Facetime, Skype, or even Zoom meetings with our phones or tablets to keep in touch with our family, friends, fellow aviators and EAA Chapter 179 friends.”

Scheduled for
September 12
Go to our Young Eagles page for details

EAA 179 Scholarships
have been awarded!
See the list of Recipients


We are the Albuquerque chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), headquartered in Oshkosh, WI.

We are recreational pilots, aircraft builders, and aviation enthusiasts who love to share our passion for aviation with the general public, promote aviation safety and educations, and serve the local aviation community.

Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter.  Come to our next meeting or event!

 I’m interested in EAA Chapter 179, how do I join?

What We Do

  • Meet monthly, on the 3rd Tuesday at Copper Canyon Café, 5455 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque. 5:00 no-host social time over dinner, 6:00 chapter meeting with an aviation presentation to follow.  December meeting at an alternate location – contact us.
  • Host the annual Land of Enchantment Fly In in late August/early September at Albuquerque’s Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG), previously held at Moriarty.
  • Our volunteer pilots introduce young people 8 – 17 years old to aviation with a free Young Eagles flight.
  • Promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety through monthly IMC Club meetings.
  • Grant Scholarships annually to applicants with goals of becoming involved in aviation.
  • Conduct the annual Double Eagle Aviation Academy, offering teens an opportunity to explore a future in aviation through a week long program at the airport.
  • Host EAA’s “Flying Start” and “Eagle Flights” programs, providing an informational session for adults who are serious about learning to fly.  EAA pilots volunteer as mentors to help participants get started towards their goals, providing an introductory “Eagle Flight”.
  • Sponsor the NM Tech Aero team in their competition to scratch build and fly a model electric airplane.
  • Participate in local outreach activities which promote general aviation.