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 May 26, 2018 at French Valley Airport (F70) - Murrieta, CA.

No April meeting is being held due to the Young Eagles Rally being held on April 28th at Fallbrook Airpark.

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 closed for this event.


FFCAP 2017 schedule

EAA Chapter 1279 members are invited to join in with the Friends of Fallbrook Air Park (FFCAP) for all of their 2018 events.

Click here for FFCAP Calendar of events.


EAA Chapter 1279

History ....continued from Home page

EAA Headquarters told Rod that he would need at least 10 members to form a new chapter.  So Rod got busy lining up 10 people who said they would join if he started one up.  The word began to circulate that an EAA chapter was forming at French Valley. When they held their first meeting, 39 people showed up to become charter members.  Some were builders, some were pilots, some just loved being around the airport.  There were teachers, doctors, letter carriers, housewives, and engineers.  There were airline pilots, military pilots, private pilots, ultra-light pilots, and armchair pilots.  They all had one thing in common.  They all loved to get together and talk about airplanes and flying.

That’s how the chapter got started and we continue to grow.  We have approximately 65 members currently.  Our members come from  all walks of life.  Many are active builders.  One even teaches an A & P course at a San Diego college.  In the great EAA tradition, we are dedicated to creating an environment that supports and encourages aviation in all its forms.  We provide encouragement for those who dream and support for those who are pursuing their dreams.

We hold meetings on the last Sunday of each month at 2:00 PM in the terminal building at the French Valley Airport.  You can usually count on a guest speaker or a member presentation on a subject of interest to all.  Visitors are always welcome.

We have an active Young Eagles program with rallies three times a year where we introduce youngsters of ages 8 through 17 to the joys of flight.  For most it is their first flight in an airplane.  There is no cost to the kids or their parents.  The kids go home with certificates suitable for framing signed by the pilot identifying the youngster as a Young Eagle.  More importantly, they go home with the memory of an experience they will remember the rest of their lives.

 When you visit the French Valley Airport, you can’t miss the BD-5J mounted on a pylon in front of the terminal building.  It was erected by members of our chapter and bears the tail number N1279.  At the base of the pylon there is a plaque describing the airplane, identifying the local supporters who helped fund the project, and an inscription dedicating the monument to the memory of our beloved founder, Rod Dunfield.


Copyright 2011-2018   EAA Chapter 1279    Contact: jtrapp@att.net  - Last updated 4/4/2018