Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, we welcome you 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.
Our chapter members range from professional pilots to students to men and women who have a passion for aviation. You don't have to be a pilot or own a plane to be a member - only an enthusiast.
EAA national doesn’t require our chapter members to be EAA national members but they do encourage it. All officers are required to be active EAA national members.
We have over 145 current chapter members and we are located in Gainesville, GA @ KGVL "Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport" http://www.airnav.com/airport/KGVL.
Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest. If you would like to join out chapter, please follow the "Members" link to the left and print out a member form and a name badge form and either mail them to the address on the form or simply bring them to our next event or meeting.
We currently meet the first Monday of every month @ 6:00 PM. We currently meet at Mellow Mushroom or at KGVL at a hangar. Our meetings: Food @ 6:00 PM and meeting @ 7:00 PM. We look forward to meeting you.
For more information on our chapter, please contact one of our officers - our contact information can be found on the contact page of our website.
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 home page at EAA.org.
We currently have 4 officers filling the duties of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. We have several official and unofficial committee members that support our officers, Young Eagle flights and our annual Cracker Fly In. They are all hard working members and do an excellent job at supporting EAA 611 and our local aviation community.
President: Greg West
Vice Pres: Cheryl Hawkins
Secretary: Mike Freeman
Treasurer: Brad Sasser
Eagles and Young Eagles Coordinator: Winn Fletcher
Below are links to PDF documents where EAA chapter 611 first began in the late 70’s. We still have a few original members active in our chapter.
We did not originally start the Cracker Fly In, it was the Antique Aircraft Association - Atlanta chapter that started the event many years ago. To date there have been 46 successful Cracker Fly In events. EAA 611 took over the event shortly after our chapter originated. The event was originally closed to the public but is now a way for us to share our passion of aviation with others and let the public see what KGVL looks like on the other side of the chain linked fence. These fences now secure airports throughout our nation and do not allow the public to access and sometimes see what we are so blessed to do: Fly!