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Young Eagles Rally
Next Rally: Spring 2019
Our monthly rallies are over for this year. See you next spring. For more details, visit our Young Eagles page.
EAA Chapter 196 is the Central Massachusetts chapter of the EAA. The chapter meets once a month at the Minute Man Air Field (6B6) in Stow, Massachusetts and holds other activities on a regular basis.

Young Eagles: The Young Eagles program offers free airplane rides to children between the ages of 8 and 17. Chapter 196 holds Young Eagle rallies each month usually on the second Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon (weather permitting).

In September, our 2018 Young Eagle program was featured in The Foxboro Reporter. Read the article here.

Want to see what a Young Eagles Rally looks like? Here is a photo gallery of our most recent rally, held September 8, 2018. We have photo galleries and reports for all our other rallies held during 2000 through 2018, all of which can be found on our main Young Eagles page. The full rally schedule for year 2018 is available there too.


Weather Underground
Michael Smith TV Interview: Chapter president Michael Smith appeared on local TV in a 30 minute interview with host Steve Iverson, talking about home building and other aviation topics. The video is available on Youtube here.

Meetings: Club meetings are held on the last Monday of each month year round at 7:00 p.m. somewhere on the airport property, Minute Man Air Field on Boxboro Road in Stow, MA. During the summer months we usually substitute a cookout for the meetings; these cookouts start at 6:00 p.m.

Events Of Interest: A list of local events of interest to chapter members and other pilots is available here. The full list is on the events page, but here are the next few:

  • November 27 - IMC Club, 7 pm
  • December 7 - Holiday Party

Minute Man Air Field Open House On Saturday October 20 for 9 am to 4 pm Minute Man Air Field will hold an open house with lots of activities throughout the day. Included will be a Young Eagles rally, a cookout at noon, aircraft on display, kids activities and much more. See the flyer for details. Also visit the Open House Facebook page.

Wings & Wheels Cruise-In/Fly-In: Cruise-in or fly-in to Minute Man Air Field Thursdays from June through August (except July 5), from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Donations to benefit local and international Rotary service projects. Contact [email protected] for more information.

EAA Chapter 196 2018 Myricks Fly-In: Our chapter's annual fly-in to Myricks Airport in Berkley was held Sunday, September 16, 2018. This is an official chapter event and a lot of fun, an easy going fly-in at a grass airport where we supply the burgers and hotdogs. Download the official flyer here. Here is a photo gallery of the 2018 event and here is a video.

Google Group: Want to keep up with the latest Chapter happenings? Then sign up for our Google Group, which allows you to send and receive group emails. Sign up here.

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Please send news and updates to Nels Anderson at [email protected]

Last Updated November 19, 2018