Chapter 565

Punta Gorda, FL

About Chapter 565

Location and directions

The EAA 565 building is located at the south end of Punta Gorda airport.  

  • If arriving by aircraft, tell ground control you want to taxi to the EAA building.
  • If arriving by car, find your way to Golf Course Blvd. This street runs generally north/south, just to the west of the airport parking lots.  Follow Golf Course Blvd south until it ends.  Turn left (east) and drive 0.2 miles. The entrance to the EAA 565 parking area is through the gate to your right. 

General inquiries

General inquiries about the Chapter should be sent to

Mailing address

EAA 565
28000 Airport Road
Box A-19
Punta Gorda FL 33982

How to join Chapter 565

All members of the national EAA organization are welcome to join our chapter. A link to the Membership application form is available below.  This form is also used for renewals. Please print out the form and mail it in with your dues. Alternatively, you can come to a meeting and get an application form from either the President or the Treasurer.  Annual fees are $30 as of 2019.. Name tags are provided at a cost of $10 each ($20 total for member and spouse).  If you join in Oct., Nov. or Dec. your membership is good for the next calendar year.  

 Our Officers:

    Larry McClure, President   

        Bob Mauti, Vice President

Ken Hill, Secretary

Ned Rose, Treasurer

Scott Sorenson, Historian 


 Our Directors at large:

Don Mahanor

Dick Solar

Jim Kaletta 

About EAA

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 the EAA home page at

Chapter membership or annual renewal

To join EAA Chapter 565 or renew your membership, please use the membership application form. All chapter members are expected to also be members of the EAA national organization.

Contact Ned Rose if you have any questions about membership.


Flight Advisors: 

Larry McClure

Ron MacEwen

Technical Advisors:

Victor Babyak

Barry Marz

Safety Officer:

Dick Solar

Building and Grounds:

Joe Makray


Ned Rose


Scott Sorenson


Scott Sorenson 

 Events Coordinator:

Larry McClure 

Young Eagles Coordinator:

Karen Candiani

Pot Luck Dinner Manager:

Doug 941-505-1903 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jan 19 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, Feb 4 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 9 at 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Saturday, Feb 16 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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