Chapter 565

Punta Gorda, FL

General meeting date changed to Thursday March 1, 6 pm

Due to the travel commitments of our guest speaker, Dave McElroy, the meeting will be held on March 1 instead of March 5. The start time is 6 pm.

Dave will be talking about the trip he just completed in his RV6. Travelling with a teammate flying an RV9A, Dave flew over 20,000 miles from Kelowna BC, down the western coast of the U.S., around the perimeter of South America, and across the islands to Florida.  The "Give Hope Wings" Team has raised a half million dollars for Hope Air, a charity that provides free flights to Canadians who are in financial need and must travel to healthcare. 

Welcome to Chapter 565

Welcome to EAA Chapter 565, located on Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD) in beautiful Southwest Florida.

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

For further information about EAA 565,  including how to join the chapter, please click on the "About" section at the sidebar on the left of this page.  General inquiries about the Chapter should be sent to .  

Your comments, suggestions and corrections regarding the Chapter website are most welcome. Please send by email to Kathy Sutton.

Ford Tri-motor visit, Feb. 1-4 2018

Thanks to a great team of volunteers, this was one of the Chapter's most successful events ever!  To see photos, click on the Photo Albums link on the sidebar, and navigate to the Ford Tri-motor album.  All photos by Scott Sorenson.
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