Chapter 663 received its charter on March 13, 1980. Located in Livermore, California, the Chapter is known as a "Builders Chapter" that is, with emphasis on the construction of homebuilt aircraft. As seen on our "Chapter Aircraft" page, many nationally recognized aircraft have been crafted by Chapter 663 members, with even more winning awards at the local level. Today, our membership numbers over 90 people.
How to Join EAA Chapter 663
Join the members of EAA 663! Chapter membership introduces you to a local community of enthusiasts and aviators who get together for breakfasts, fly-outs, meetings, and to help each other with their aviation activities. Dues are $30 per year. Contact Mark Palajac, our treasurer, for membership information.
Our meetings begin at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month in the Livermore Airport terminal building. Everyone is welcome to attend! Meetings generally run from 7:30 pm to 9 - 9:30 pm, with a speaker or program for each meeting. Members meet at a local restaurant after the meeting for pie.
Click HERE for a map to the Livermore Airport terminal where our meetings are held.
EAA Technical Counselors are experienced airplane builders who visit other EAA members building an aircraft. The goal of the Technical Counselor Program is to help EAA members present a “zero defect” aircraft at its final inspection by the FAA. Chapter 663's Technical Counselors have been involved in the construction of over 40 homebuilts and include a FAA licensed mechanic/inspector.
The EAA Flight Advisor program helps with everything from finding pilot instruction to setting the tone and planning for the first first flight of a homebuilt aircraft. Chapter 663's Flight Advisor has participated in over 20 first flights.
Young Eagles Coordinator
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft.
More than 180,000 people currently belong to EAA, with over a 1,000 Chapters located in all 50 states and many countries. Members are aviation enthusiasts of every age group, including many airline and commercial pilots, engineers, business people and even astronauts.
Our members enjoy all types of airplanes, including "experimental" aircraft, those aircraft built by individual craftsmen, rather than in a factory. "Experimental" refers to the category of aircraft designed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for these types of airplanes. Similar to standard category aircraft, Experimental aircraft are inspected and certified airworthy by FAA.
EAA's corporate offices and extensive AirVenture Museum are located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. EAA hosts one of the world's largest general aviation events, the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In. The event draws 10,000 aircraft to Oshkosh each summer and has an attendance of over 500,000.