Experimental Aircraft Association
Chapter 1279
French Valley Airport
Murrieta, California
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Meeting Notice!

The next Chapter 1279 meeting will be held on February 24, 2018 at French Valley Airport (F70) - Murrieta, CA.

See"Meetings" tab for more details.

TheYoung Eagle Rally scheduled for October 7, 2017 has been completed, 30 new Young Eagles were flow using 7 pilots and aircraft.

All Rally pictures can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Click here for Young Eagle pictures

Special Notice

The next Young Eagle Rally is scheduled to be held on Saturday April 28, 2018.  Registration is now open - click on the "Young Eagles" tab at top of page.


FFCAP 2017 schedule

EAA Chapter 1279 members are invited to join in with the Friends of Fallbrook Air Park (FFCAP) for all of their 2017 events.

Click here for FFCAP Calendar of events.

Welcome to our website!
EAA Chapter 1279
Steve Williamson, President



NOTICE!  We are in the process of moving our main website to a new address.  The new website is now working and will become our only website later this Summer.  We expect to maintain both websites for several months during this transition.

Please make a note of our new website address: 

 All Chapter meeting will now be held in Steve and Peter's Pietenpol hangar just inside the northwest gate.
(Note: See drawing below for exact location - honk if gate is closed and someone will come and help open it.)

meeting location map

New Member Projects:

1. October 2016 - Granger Haugh is in the process of restoring his Royal Navy Traveller NC582 (FT478) and has sent some recent pictures.  Check the project out by clicking on the "Member Projects" tab above.

2. September 2016 - Alex has finished
his Van's RV-12 - complete with a beautiful new paint job.
See the picture on the "Member Projects" tab above.

EAA Chapter 1279's next Young Eagle Rally has been scheduled for April 28, 2018 at Fallbrook Airpark.  For additional information and registration please go to the "Young Eagle tab at top of page.  Please note that April 28th is usually the day we would have our Chapter 1279 regular meeting.  Due to the Young Eagles Rally being held on the 28th the regular scheduled chapter meeting will be held a week early on the 21st.  Steve Sparkman has agreed to be available at French Valley on the 28th to advise any members that happen to show up there and to provide sign-offs for anyone requiring a antique aircraft display verification.


The Friends of Fallbrook Air Park (FFCAP) members have invited all members of EAA Chapter 1279 to join them in their 2016-2107 events, so I have added their "Events Calendar" to this website.

Click here for the FFCAP Calendar of events.

There was a very good EAA Webinar held on February 25, 2015 and presented by our chapter President, Steve Williamson. The webinar features the construction of the Pietenpol Air Camper built by our chapter over the last 10 + years. The webinar is video about an hour and a half long.  It is certainly worth viewing the entire presentation along with the question and answer session that followed by clicking on the link below:

EAA Chapter Webinar - A Chapter built Pietenpol Air Camper

About EAA Chapter 1279

When Rod Dunfield retired to Southern California in 1998, the first thing he did was visit the local airport at French Valley.  A lifelong pilot and a Kitfox builder himself, he loved the environment out at French Valley.  He discovered and befriended dozens of other builders and pilots.  With so many builders at French Valley, he was amazed that they had never organized into an EAA chapter.  There was plenty of enthusiasm for the EAA.  They all wished there was a chapter nearby that they could join.  So Rod said, “Why not start our own?”  More.....


Member project/aircraft pages are now being added.  If you have information and/or pictures about your project or aircraft please email them to the Webmaster.
Advertising - If any member wishes to post an ad on this website please send me the details and I will post under "Classified Ads" tab as soon as possible. Webmaster.

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