EAA Calendar of Events




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.

139th Consecutive SSSSem Saturday, January 13th, hosted by Bill Hill, sponsored by Chapter 157

Aviation safety information and a presentation by Bryant Garrett, Airports Manager for the City of Redding. Get the latest news about Benton Airpark and Redding Municipal Airport with the "State of the Airports". Don't miss this free, informative event at the EAA Chapter 157 Quonset hut on the west side of Benton, 2955 South Street.                 

Thank You Veterans!


We had a great chapter meeting Tuesday night, November 21st. After a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, we were treated to a wonderful talk by WW II B-17 pilot Bob Kelley, who turns 96 next month. Bob has led an interesting life and we were fortunate to have him share his memories with us.



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!)

Thanks to Jim Ostrich and Benton Air Center, Benton (O85) has a new tool useful to pilots:

*There's now a weather station on the field, showing temperature, wind speed & direction and more. Here's the link.

Be sure to refresh your browser and be sure you're looking at current information. Keep in mind, this is not a substitute for a weather briefing or other official information.


Pilot's Oath

Read it here

December, 2017 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