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 March 25, 2017 at French Valley Airport (F70)- Murrieta, CA.

See"Meetings" tab for more details.

The next Young Eagle Rally is scheduled for April15, 2017.

Registrations are now closed for this rally as there are no more seats available.

For more information see the "Young Eagles" page.

Special Notice

Young Eagles & Eagles

Rally was held on
October 8, 2016

Pictures taken at the Young Eagles Rally held Saturday October 8th are now available - click the link below to view and/or download.

October 2016 Rally Pictures


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

 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 beautifull new paint job.
See the picture on the "Member Projects" tab above.


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

Pictures taken at the Young Eagle & Eagles Rally held at the Fallbrook Airpark October 8th are now available for viewing and downloading.

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.
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