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.

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July 26, 2021 – Board Meeting: The next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 26, 6 pm at the Chapter House. All Chapter members are invited to attend the Board meetings.

July 28, 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, July 28, 2021, at 6 pm. In addition to Chapter members, the forum is open to the public aviation community at large.

Aug 4, 2021 – Monthly General Meeting: The next general meeting will be Wed, August 4th.  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 our own Lee Griffin. Lee has a lifetime of aviation experiences and we’ll get to hear about many of them.

August 15, 2021 – Movie Night: The next movie night will be Sunday, August 15th. Pizza and selected “shorts” begin at 5:30 pm and the movie begins approximately 6:00 pm. The August 15th movie will be THE WAR LOVER. Based on a novel by John Hersey, the movie is set 1943 in Britian and stars Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field and Gary Cockrell. In 1943, while stationed in Britain, arrogant Captain Buzz Rickson (Steve McQueen) is in command of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber (and crew), but his recklessness is endangering everyone around him. Rickson is the embodiment of the thrust of the novel which is “war is created by the men that love the action.” It will be interesting to see McQueen is a “non-hero” role.

Future movies scheduled:

  • 19 September . . . . . . . . The Aviator (Christopher Reeve)
  • 17 October . . . . . . . . . . .Hot Shots
  • 21 November . . . . . . . . .No Island In The Sky
  • 19 December . . . . . . . . .The High And The Mighty

Oct 9, 2021 – Young Eagle Flights: The next scheduled Young Eagle Event will be Saturday, October 9th, at 0730, Carson City airport. For timely reminders and last minute updates, you may expect communication from the dedicated email: 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.

Oct 9, 2021 – Pancake Breakfast: The next pancake breakfast is on October 9th 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