Welcome to

Sierra Chapter 403

Experimental Aircraft Assn.


THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CHAPTER ACTIVITIES: During the early, critical phase of the pandemic, all chapter activities were suspended with the exception of Board meetings, which were held under state and CDC masking, social distancing and meeting size guidelines. On May 13, 2021, the CDC issued new guidelines (adopted by Nevada and Carson City) that provided for the discontinuance of masking if one has been fully vaccinated. The Chapter is following those new guidelines for its activities and, accordingly, is in the process of restoring all Chapter activities.


To Encourage, Inspire, Motivate, Teach, and Train individuals, so that the aviation challenge of the future can be met with Skill, Talent, and Knowledge.

LISTEN UP BIG SPENDERS: Take a look at the Amazon Smiles block located in the right margin. If you run your Amazon purchases through the “Smiles” option, the Chapter will receive a small donation. Our motto: no deposit is too small!


November 21, 2021 – Movie Night: The next movie night will be Sunday, November 21st. Pizza and selected “shorts” begin at 5:30 pm and the movie begins at approximately 6:00 pm. The November 21st movie will be ISLAND IN THE SKY, starring John Wayne as Capt. Dooley. A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Quebec (filmed near Truckee, CA), and the plane’s pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

Future movies scheduled:

  • 19 December . . . . . . . . .The High And The Mighty


CANCELLED – Nov 24, 2021 – IMC Forum: Monthly IMC Forum meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021, at 6 pm. In addition to Chapter members, the forum is open to the public aviation community at large.

Nov 29, 2021 – Board Meeting: The next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 29th, 6 pm at the Chapter House. All Chapter members are invited to attend the Board meetings.

NO MEETING -December 2021 General Meeting: The monthly general meeting is normally held on the first Wednesday of the month but, as in prior years, there will be no general business meeing in the holiday month of December.

Dec 11, 2021 – Christmas Party: Saturday, December 11, 2021 for about three hours from 3 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m. This time frame was selected to afford participants the opportunity to have dinner at a reasonable hour, should they so choose. The Chapter asks everyone to bring their favorite appetizer to share and to also bring their own beverage. The Chapter will serve cake and coffee.

As in years past, we will have a gift exchange but it will be a ‘white elephant’ gift. For those that don’t know what that means – White Elephant is a gift that is silly, a re-gift that you don’t want, something you don’t need, — the funnier the better. We realize this year has been a struggle and we don’t want to burden anyone with an expense of a gift. Let’s just have fun! Please wrap your gift and if it is gender specific, please label as Man, Woman, or either.

The Chistmas party is also a great time to pay your 2022 dues. Accordingly, Walt Hobbs will cheerfuly accept your $24 check for dues payment. He might take cash too but a check is the safe way to pay.

Please try to join our wonderful family of friends for an evening of comradery and laughs. Please RSVP to David Baird at dsbaird403@gmail.com with the number that will attend. Thank you.

Jan 5, 2022 – Monthly General Meeting: The next general meeting will be Wed, January 5th.  There will be a potluck dinner at 6 pm and the general business meeting will be at 6:45 pm.  Bring a dish and enjoy the great food and the camaraderie of your fellow members. After the brief business discussion, our featured speaker at approximately 7:00 pm will be . . . . . . . .

Jan 8, 2022 – Young Eagle Flights: The next scheduled Young Eagle Event will be Saturday, January 8th, at 0730, Carson City airport. For timely reminders and last minute updates, you may expect communication from: n.nv.young.eagles@gmail.com.  If you want to receive such communication and you are not in the “receiving” group, send an email to that dedicated account with the subject “Add”.  A pancake breakfast will be held concurrent with all scheduled Young Eagles flights.

Jan 8, 2022 – Pancake Breakfast: The next pancake breakfast is on January 8th at the Chapter House. Breakfast will be served from around 8 am to around 10 am and is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under age 18. Breakfast includes all the pancakes and eggs one can eat, a helping of bacon or sausage, orange juice, coffee and bottled water.

EAA Sierra Chapter 403 is a group of pilots, aircraft builders, and aviation enthusiasts dedicated to promoting general aviation.

Our mission is to encourage, motivate, and educate individuals so that the aviation challenges of tomorrow can be met with skill, talent and knowledge.

EAA 403 is located on the Carson City airport (KCXP) west of the terminal building on the south side of the airport.

Drop in and visit us when you are in the area. Carson City is the Capitol of Nevada, located between Reno and Lake Tahoe.

Check our Calendar of events to see when our next events are scheduled.

Our Address:

Sierra Chapter 403 EAA
2500 East College Parkway
Suite 403
Carson City, NV 89706