Chapter 565

Punta Gorda, FL

Welcome to Chapter 565

Welcome to EAA Chapter 565, located on Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD) in beautiful Southwest Florida.

We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like-minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest. 

For further information about EAA 565,  including how to join the chapter, please click on the "About" section at the sidebar on the left of this page.  General inquiries about the Chapter should be sent to .  

Your comments, suggestions and corrections regarding the Chapter website are most welcome. Please send by email to Kathy Sutton.

List of members updated on March 13

Please check the roster and make sure your contact information is correct.  It can be accessed via the Members Only section (see the sidebar).  Corrections should be sent to Ned Rose.

March 1 meeting and special presentation

The special meeting on March 1 was very well attended, with an interesting presentation by guest speaker Dave McElroy on his fundraising flight in his RV6 around the Americas. The 2-month trip raised over $500,000  for Hope Air.  To see the photos by Scott Sorenson, please use the link on the sidebar. For more information on Dave's trip and Hope Air, visit the Give Hope Wings website

Ford Tri-motor visit, Feb. 1-4 2018

Thanks to a great team of volunteers, this was one of the Chapter's most successful events ever!  To see photos, click on the Photo Albums link on the sidebar, and navigate to the Ford Tri-motor album.  All photos by Scott Sorenson.  See the article by Carol Cooke on the EAA blog.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Apr 2 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Apr 4 All Day
Tuesday Apr 10 - Sunday Apr 15
Saturday, Apr 14 at 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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