Each Chapter has its own personality that is
reflected in its members and local culture. The common thread you will find
at EAA Chapter 839 is an interest in enjoying aviation with others who have
a similar interest and the desire to share aviation with the local community
through fly-ins, picnics, workshops, Young Eagle rallies and more. We are an Active Chapter with a hangar and
lots of exciting projects in the works. Contact us
soon for more information!
JJ Banks Has Gone West
Jim Banks, or "JJ", as many of us called him, passed
away this past October. Many at the chapter attended his service and
funeral. He was a good man and will be sorely missed.
A brass aircraft silhouette for JJ has been prepared and added to our
Memorial Plaque. His story and achievements can be read on our
"Remembrance" page here on the web site.
Take a moment and bow your head in prayer for our friend.
Bill Barry's J-4
Bill Barry is busy painting his 1939 Piper J-4 that he
is restoring. Here is a picture of the fuselage in a gorgeous "Tennesse
While he is critical of his work, you would be hard pressed to find anything
but a smooth and professional paint job that you can see your own reflection
in! Bill has just finished the wings and is working on the remaining parts
This is turning out to be one beautiful airplane!