French Valley Airport
The next Chapter 1279
meeting will be held on
April 29, 2017 at French Valley Airport (F70)- Murrieta,
See"Meetings" tab for more
The next Young Eagle Rally is scheduled for October 7, 2017. We
plan to open reservations for this event sometime this Summer.
For more information see the
"Young Eagles" page.
Our Spring Young Eagle Rally was held on April 15th and
was a very suscessful event. Over 35 Young Eagles
were flown. Pictures of Young Eagles and pilots
are now available on this website.
Click here for pictures
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
EAA Chapter 1279
Steve Williamson, President
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
(Note: See drawing below for exact location -
honk if gate is closed and someone will come and
help open it.)
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
See the picture on the "Member Projects"
Pictures taken at the Young Eagle & Eagles Rally
held at the Fallbrook Airpark April 15, 2017 are available for viewing and downloading.
here for Young Eagle Pictures
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.
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
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
“Why not start our own?”
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
Advertising - If any mamber
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.
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- Last updated 04/22/2017