Welcome to our Chapter!

2019, 2020, and 2021 GOLD Level Status
Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome 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. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.

About EAA Chapter 309

EAA Chapter 309 was founded in 1973 by a small group of aviation enthusiasts. Since that time, the membership has grown in size and experience. Members come with a variety of skill and experiences. Current members have aviation backgrounds ranging from student pilot all the way to Airline Transport Pilot. Several are A&Ps and all share a love of aviation. Membership is open to anyone interested in aviation and learning about the construction of Experimental Aircraft.

EAA 309 is a 501 c.3. tax exempt organization. Any donations are welcome and may be tax deductible.

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 our home page at EAA.org.

Kelly Brady

In Memorium: Kelly Brady

On May 22, 2022, our chapter lost a valued member when then president Kelly Brady passed away unexpectedly at home. Kelly was a dedicated advocate for aviation -- especially the Young Eagles program. Kelly's family has requested donations to EAA Chapter 309 in lieu of flowers.

Become a member

To join, please press the "New Members" button located below, and complete the online Chapter 309 Membership application. Once submitted you'll be directed to our PayPal site to pay your annual membership dues.

You may also bring your information to the next Chapter event.

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Annual Dues

  • Current Member? Renew your membership now by clicking the renew now button below. 
Donation Bronze


One time

  • Donations are used for various things like chapter events, YE supplies etc. Incl. 309 T-Shirt
Donation Silver


One time

  • Donations are used for various things like chapter events, YE supplies etc. Incl. 309 T-Shirt

EAA AirVenture Countdown to Oshkosh 2023

AirVenture 2024 tickets are now on sale! Join Chapter 309 for the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration from July 22 - July 28

Links - Please feel free to check out some of our notable links below

  1. EAA Corporate Website - Love to fly? So do we. All are welcome at everyone’s aviation association. If your pulse races when an airplane passes overhead, you’re one of us. Join the more than 200,000 pilots and enthusiasts who consider aviation more than a hobby, but a passion and a lifestyle...
  2. AOPA - We are AOPA pilots. Hundreds of thousands strong and spanning 75 countries, we represent the largest aviation community in the world.
  3. Skyvector - Founded in 2006, SkyVector is the premier provider of world-wide aeronautical charts, online mapping and related flight planning products and services. Through its enhanced flight planning suite, SkyVector combines its unique aeronautical mapping capability with weather and data overlays, airport information, FBO listings and more.
  4. South Carolina Breakfast Club - It's a home cooked southern breakfast, great fellowship and flying! Every other Sunday since 1938, pilots & aviation enthusiasts in and near South Carolina have meet for breakfast. That's it! No dues, no meeting requirements! Breakfast is around $6-10/plate, is ready about 8-9am and there is always plenty. Fly in or drive to the airport, belly up and talk aircraft to your hearts content! Pilot or non-pilot, everyone Welcomed!
  5. AirVenture - It doesn’t matter what you see; you just have to see it for yourself, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration®. It’s truly aviation’s family reunion. July 22-28, 2024. The EAA fly-in convention was first held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then in Rockford, Illinois, where it was held annually through 1969 before coming to Oshkosh. EAA moved its permanent headquarters to Oshkosh in 1983.
  6. Flight Services 1800wxbrief - Flight Service powered by @Leidosinc: Better Briefings, Safer Flights with online, phone and radio services. Twitter Coverage: M-F 1200-2300z
  7. Eat at the Airport - Eat at the Airport is all about visiting your local airport and supporting the eating establishment there. Pins on the map identify airports with diners, restaurants, or other eating establishments. Also identified are some airports that don’t have a place to eat on-site, but do have some notable eatery nearby. Occasionally, aviation attractions are included if they are close to the airport. Also check out the ForeFlight Import Instructions
  8. Recommended AME's - Dr. Sean Malone MD, Cell: 704-633-7220. Rowan Diagnostic, 611 Mocksville, Ave. Salisbury, NC 28144 (EAA 309 Member Presenter)
  9. CheckWX - CheckWX is a tool to help pilots better visualize weather data. It is not intended as a substitute for an official pre-flight weather briefing.

Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 309, Charlotte, NC