Ottawa, ON, Canada

Making aviation dreams come true!

Welcome to Chapter 245

We are a group of aircraft builders, owners, and enthusiasts with a hangar, lounge and workshop facility located at the Carp Airport on the west end of the city of Ottawa Ontario.  Our meetings are held every third Thursday of the month with the exception August and December.


We Offer:

  • Regular Sunday get-togethers at the chapter lounge, with volunteers busy pulling rivets in our Zenith CruZer   kit project in our workshop - all welcome!
  • Chapter meetings featuring - films, videos, and guest speakers
  • Maintenance seminars and building tips
  • Technical information
  • A tool crib
  • "Carb Heat" - our newsletter
  • An opportunity to meet people with similar interests
  • The best value for aircraft tie down spots in Ottawa! (mail for details).

NOTICE:  Young Eagles Rally rescheduled to June 9


What: Our First Young Eagles Event of 2018!
Where: EAA Chapter 245 Hangar – Carp Airport
When: Saturday, 9 June, 09:30 and onwards

Due to the poor flying weather forecast for the May 26-27 weekend we have rescheduled our Young eagles Rally to June 9 - which just happens to be International Young Eagles Day.

Volunteers Needed! Not just pilots and planes, but marshallers, “ground school” Instructors administrative helpers and Young Eagles evangelists, too!

We are excited to announce our first EAA Young Eagles Event for 2018. We have hosted successful events in the past where we all got to experience the satisfaction of helping youths experience the exhilaration of flight.

Our previous experience in running events like this has taught us that it takes human power to make a Young Eagles event run smoothly. Those experiences have also taught us how incredibly rewarding it is to see the smiles on faces as Young Eagles take to the air.

We have several different areas where hands, feet, eyes and ears would be very helpful in making this a safe and successful Young Eagles event.

Marshalling aircraft and Young Eagles is one of those areas where more staff will add to our ability to operate safely and smoothly. In the past we have used marshallers to walk the Young Eagles from the “safe side” at the EAA chapter hangar to the waiting aircraft. This function is absolutely key to safety. It’s also a hot and dry function where folks can tire out easily, so having lots of folks on hand to help here will have a positive effect on our most critical goal – safe operations.

“Ground School” instructors are a key element in briefing Young Eagles and their families about light aircraft, introducing them to the various elements of an aircraft and how to approach and exit an aircraft safely.

Administrative Staff are key to keeping the whole process moving smoothly. While the burden of filling out paperwork is hot huge, the paperwork has to be done accurately and completely. This is typically accomplished in the chapter hangar and is a terrific opportunity to interact with Young Eagles and their families. There’s lots of fun to be had talking to these folks.

Flight Crews and Aircraft are obviously a key element in a successful Young Eagles event. As a pilot there’s nothing quite like looking at a Young Eagle beaming from ear to ear as they taste the freedom of flight for the first time.

Young Eagles Evangelists play a pivotal role in getting our message out to the public and bringing Young Eagles into our event. If you are a part of another community where potential Young Eagles may be found, or know of means by which we can spread word of our event, we need you!


Please respond to or to let us know how you will be able to help our chapter host a successful Young Eagles event.

If you are a pilot, please indicate your aircraft particulars as well.


Thursday May 17, 2018 Chapter Meeting. "Le Faucon Gris"

Chapter Monthly Meeting at the Aviation Museum in the "Bush Theater" at the rear-left of the museum main floor. Doors open at 7:00-7:30pm,

This month's feature speaker is Ken Potter who will discuss his replica Nieuport 11. 

Many members meet at Perkins restaurant on St Laurent and Coventry Rd around 5:30 to 6:00 PM for dinner. In order to accommodate the dinner we need to let Perkins know an approximate number for dinner so they can set the tables. Please can you respond to the chapter Vice President with expected numbers if you wish to have dinner at Perkins.


2018 EAA245 Fly-in/Drive Breakfast

Mark your calendars!! 

Our new 2018 Fly in breakfast date is Sunday September 23 and coincides with the Carp Fair.   Prepare for fun!

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