The largest and most active EAA Chapter in SA was founded in 1964, the first EAA Chapter in SA. At present there are almost 300 paid up members who meet monthly in Dowerglen, Edenvale, Johannesburg.
We encourage visitors at the meetings and are constantly striving for membership to grow the Chapter and thereby give power to the elbow of the Aero Club. The membership embraces a wide spectrum of people from many walks of life from professional business people, technicians, medical doctors, professional and airline pilots to student pilots and many people who simply wish to mingle socially with aviators and have an interest in aviation and the robust ‘hangar talk’.
Chapter 322 have an aircraft build project under way where the members are building a Teddy - a look- alike but modified Piper J3 Cub - under the watchful eye of the designer Kevin Hopper. The well attended meetings result from energetic and entertaining content and a brief agenda required to control finances and encourage activities. We stimulate a safety culture, especially amongst the pilot members.
A noted aviation personality does an audio/visual presentation at each meeting on topical matters such as regulations, flight planning, aerodynamics, meteorology, aircraft building, simulators, aviation photography, CRM or Error Threat and Management as it is referred to for single pilot operation etc. There are also panel discussions where experienced air force qualified pilots, professional pilots, flight instructors and ATC’s face the members’ questions in an effort to uplift the attitude and flying skills of members.
Regular fly-ins are held at least monthly as well as members’ project visits and the Teddy build activities on most Saturdays. Our major fly-aways are to the annual National Convention, the Sun n Fun fly-in and the Nylstroom Vliegklub/EAA Taildraggers Weekend at Nylstroom.
|Chairman:||Dr Mike Brown|
|Safety Officer:||Walter Doubell|
|Technical Advisor:||Kevin Hopper|
|Media & PRO:||Trixie Heron|
|Meetings:||1st Wednesday each month at 19:30|
|Venue:||Dickie Fritz MOTH Hall, Edenvale|
|Address:||EAA of SA, Chapter 322|
PO Box 1622