Aviation Explorers

EAA Chapter 431 has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to create Aviation Explorer Post #108. The post is open to young men and women ages 14 and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of aviation. This is a hands-on program that exposes young people to flying and aviation experiences as a possible career or for the sheer pleasure of being around airplanes. Guest speakers from the aviation industry will be scheduled to bring perspective on various careers.

The Aviation Explorer Post aims to meet twice a month, alternating between a class at the chapter building at Brodhead Airport and an off-site tour of an aviation facility. Schedules will be posted here as events are organized. Annual dues are $24 per student. Please contact us for more information or join us at one of our airport classroom days. E-mail explorer@eaa431.org or call Pat at 608-897-1175.

2017 Schedule

  • April 23, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Brodhead Airport – Continuing work on the Zenith 701 rudder assembly project

**Fire Rescue Training for area fire departments and EMS personnel at Brodhead Airport. Date to be determined.

(check back often for updates)

Learn how to receive a FREE first flight lesson and ground school course here: http://courses2.sportys.com/ye/youngeagle/login

Past Events

Aviation Explorer Post members Wyatt, Theo and Espree’ learn riveting skills, Sunday March 12, 2017.

Madison Tower Chief Chuck Howard explains the operations of the Madison control tower.

Madison Tower Chief Chuck Howard explains the operations of the Madison control tower on June 12, 2015.

Explorer Scouts tour Helicopter Specialties, Inc. in Janesville, Wis. on April 12, 2015.

Explorer Scouts tour Helicopter Specialties, Inc. in Janesville, Wis. on April 12, 2015.

Explorer Scouts learn how to measure material with a micrometer in Ty Daniels' aircraft shop.

Explorer Scouts learn how to measure material with a micrometer in Ty Daniels’ aircraft shop, March 29, 2015.

Explorer Scouts sit in the passenger section of Wisconsin Air Service's Pilatus PC-12.

Explorer Scouts sit in the passenger section of Wisconsin Air Service’s Pilatus PC-12, March 15, 2015.

Explorer Scouts sit in the passenger section of Wisconsin Air Service's Pilatus PC-12.

Explorer Scouts sit in the passenger section of Wisconsin Air Service’s Pilatus PC-12, March 15, 2015.

Scouts were able to see the preflight, start-up, taxi out and departure of the PC-12.

Scouts were able to see the preflight, start-up, taxi out and departure of the PC-12, March 15, 2015.

Explorer Post 108 visited Dave Waller's shop in Monroe to see progress on his Pietenpol Aircamper homebuilt project.

Explorer Post 108 visited Dave Waller’s shop in Monroe on March 1, 2015 to see progress on his Pietenpol Aircamper homebuilt project and learn about “plans-built” aircraft.