CHAPTER 631, “The Blue Hills Flyers” is part of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) which is headquartered in Oshkosh, WI. The chapter was initially formed in Ladysmith, Wisconsin in 1977, as the Flambeau Flyer's. In later years more and more members from Rice Lake and the surrounding area have joined this fine club. Chapter 631 is a group of aviation enthusiasts dedicated to the promotion of:
MEMBERSHIP: Open to anyone who is a member of EAA. The club currently has approximately 65 members who have tremendous serving hearts and love aviation. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at one of the airports in the local area. Activities of the club include an annual fly-in drive-in picnic, providing ground safety support for several local fly-ins. Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Highway 8 east of Cameron, an annual Holiday Season banquet, and a nationally recognized participation in the EAA Young Eagles program. For additional specific information regarding club meetings and activities not found on this site, please contact Bob Gillette, Club President at 715-865-2902.
THE EAA YOUNG EAGLES PROGRAM: This brilliant program was started in 1992. Its mission is to provide a meaningful flight experience for all interested young people between the ages of 8 and 17. More than 1,600,000 young people around the world have had Young Eagle rides since 1992.
The objectives of the program are:
- Encourage young people to become interested in flying.
- Provide young people with the opportunity to gain new perspectives on their community, their lives and the world in which we live.
- Raise awareness of aviation career possibilities.
Each month during the summer Chapter 631 volunteer pilots along with ground support volunteers provide 'free rides' to young people at a number of local area airports.
Youths between the ages 8 and 17 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a free Young Eagle flight.
A Very Special Note: Since 1992, the members of this most wonderful EAA Chapter 631 have given free airplane rides to more than 7,500 young people.
This truly is the - Spirit of the North!
The original chapter building in Ladysmith, WI.
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.