Chapter 179 is building an aircraft!
At the end of June 2020, EAA 179 received a Van’s RV-12 donation by the family of James Crouse, Jr. of Carrizozo, NM. Wings were nearly complete. The fuselage kit remained unopened. Volunteers stepped up to form a core build team.
The chapter build team began to acquire tools, set up shop, unpack the fuselage kit, take inventory, and professionally organize parts on shelves and bins. Meanwhile, we learned of an available empennage kit, already completed in California. Thanks to builder/donor Adam Coffey and some new EAA friends in Chapter 1, the project got a huge kick start. See the newsletter for monthly updates.
Thanks to Bode Aviation for the donated space for the workshop!
Contact project leader, Lee Otto if you’d like to get involved! Below is the live calendar to know when the build team is working so you can check it out!
Lee showing progress - 11/5/2020
Fuselage floor growing!
Spar and Baggage Floor Take Shape
Empennage Delivered by Chapter 1
Tail kit secure at Riverside
Wing & Fuselage Donation
Wings nearly complete