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Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 157

Redding, CA

Chapter 157 of the EAA is based at Benton Field, O85, at the north end of the Sacramento Valley. Monthly dinner meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM at our Quonset hut clubhouse at Pleasant and South Streets at the northwest corner of the airport.

From the Chapter 157 archives, here's a brief history of the first 60 years of Benton Field (Airpark). It was written in the 1980's by an unknown author, so we can't attest to the accuracy. It's an interesting read. Click here.

Update: It looks like we'll get a break Saturday morning, so unless the weather changes drastically overnight, our Young Eagles event is on! 

Kids Fly Free! Our next Young Eagles event is set for Saturday, March 24th, weather permitting.

 Click for the flyer

The Mt. Shasta Chapter of 99's did a presentation at a STEM conference on March 17th. Here's a report from Lerose Lane

The winner of the chapter's Steve Wallace Memorial Flight Training Scholarship is Natalie Verhoog.

A Redding resident, Natalie is currently attending Baylor, majoring in Aviation Science. Even while going to school, she's taking flying lessons 3 times a week. She's the winner of $1500 to apply toward her training. (The award was increased thanks to a donation from the Wallace family. Thank you!)

Benton Airpark's AWOS-2 Is Here! We now have up-to-the-minute weather information. This is a valuable resource for all pilots flying in the Redding area. 118.675 and 225-4183


Pilot's Oath

Read it here

March, 2018 Newsletter

A Nice Article About the 100th SSSSEM

A Little More Info About Us

Have a question or want to know more about us? Email info@eaa157.org

Know your rights if you're detained. Download the checklist.

October 2016 Issue of the CalAero Newsletter from the State's Aeronautics Division

If you'd like to put your piloting skills to use for a worthy cause, click here for a listing of organizations that can use your help

A Great Aviation Weather Map-Get current and historical airport weather information (left-click on airport), TAF's, METARS and more

EAA Chapter 157

Join the chapter or renew your membership here


MP3 Audio of WWII Pilots Radio Interview

This site is constantly under construction...

Like buying a homebuilt project plane:

"90% complete; 90% to go"

Stay tuned.

Officer Emails:

Jim Bremer, President                                           jim@eaa157.org

Dick Wilkinson, Vice President                             

Paul Gilman, Treasurer                                         paul@eaa157.org

Herb Zuidema, Secretary & Newsletter Editor     herb@eaa157.org