Chapter 9

Central Ohio

Welcome to our Chapter

Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of central 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. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.

For more information on our chapter, please contact our president via the contact information provided in the sidebar.

EAA 9, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 


IMC Club

EAA has acquired the IMC Clubs.  This is good news for all pilots.  EAA 9 has supported the IMC Club here in Columbus since we were first approached by Tim Heron.  Tim is our local IMC Coordinator.  He will continue in this capacity.  Please check our website for more details on this and check the calendar for meeting dates and the topic for the month.  There are some interesting topics coming up so, be sure to watch the website for them.  This is a great opportunity to learn something to help make you a better pilot.  


Young Eagles

For youth if you have ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky?  Or maybe your're curious how airplanes even work.  You might even dream about being a pilot.  If you're shaking your head 'yes' and you are between the ages of 8 and 17, check out EAA 9's Young Eagles rally's throughout the year at various airports in Central Ohio.  

While participating in Young Eagles youth can receive a student membership which is full of exciting opportunities just for them - EAA Sport Aviation Magazine online, E-newsletters, Free admission to 300+ Science and Technology Museums and more.  

Youth will also receive a free online course from Sportys which is designed to take you all the way through the process of passing the FAA written exam to taking your first flight. 

Check out the Young Eagles National site at and check out our local Young Eagles page at the link on the left.  Hope to see you at the next EAA 9 Young Eagles rally.  


Eagle Flights

For adults who would like to take an Eagle Flight to see if flying the airplane yourself is your passion please contact us.  We have at least 1 pilot willing to take you up.  These flights are done one on one.

Please contact if you are interested.

For more information about the Eagle Flights from EAA please visit



EAA Chapter 9 has a dedicated group of active homebuilders.  Projects range from plans to build kit aircraft for "low and slow" weekend fliers to "super speed" turbine powered machines for cross-country.  

If you are working on a project and would like some visitors to check it out, please let us know. Chapter 9 has also declared April as Builder Month; find out how you can get involved.

EAA Chapter 9 is very interested in increasing our involvement and support of homebuilding, if you have ideas, please sent an email to

Also Visit EAA Intro to Aircraft Building Page.


About EAA

Our chapter is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's over 200 thousand members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit our home page at


Current Board Members

President - Darren Schehl
Vice President - Chris Marshall
Secretary - Vacancy
Treasurer - Vacancy
Board Member - Rick Hunt
Board Member - Tim Hansen
Board Member - Doug Schleifer

Contact Us


EAA Chapter 9
The Ohio State University Airport (KOSU)
2160 W Case Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 423-9101

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