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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.

The next Young Eagles Rally is tentatively scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in May at the Red Bluff Airport

Young Eagles Flights in Redding at Benton Airpark Saturday, September 18th Recap. Six pilots provided free flights for 40 youngsters.

Donations Sought for New Flight Sim Project-Details here


The winner of the 2021 Steve Wallace Memorial Flight Training Scholarship has been announced. Her name is Nalia Campbell-Skipper. She works at the Redding Jet Center and is taking her flight training at IASCO. Congratulations!

Applications for the 2020 scholarship will be available soon. Check back.


The chapter has a new mailing address, replacing the P O Box. It's 2600 Gold Street, Suite 7, Redding CA 96001. Our physical address, the Quonset hut, 2955 South Street is unchanged

Our Internet service at the Quonset hut is provided by ShastaBeam. If you think you can't have high speed service because of your location, check with shastabeam.com

Aviation has a big impact on California's economy. Amaze your friends with the statistics found here.


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.

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

December, 2021 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.

Winter 2018 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

Paul Gilman, Vice President                                  paul@eaa157.org

Barbara Crooker, Treasurer                                 barbara@eaa157.org

Sue Kerr, Secretary & Newsletter Editor             sue@eaa157.org