In 1961, several aviators at Bowman Field in Louisville, KY were interested in starting a local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (“EAA”), which at that time was headquartered in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Howard Edwards took the lead by writing to the EAA National office requesting information to form a local chapter along with a request for fifteen EAA National membership applications.
In March of 1963, EAA Chapter 110 was recognized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of State as a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation. Since its early beginnings, EAA Chapter 110 has been a leader among active aviation groups at Bowman Field and its members have followed the mission of EAA, “To grow participation in aviation by promoting the Spirit of Aviation.”

Click here to see Howard’s letter to the EAA that started it all in Louisville

EAA Chapter Recognition Program

To recognize chapters that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to general aviation, EAA rolled out a Chapter Recognition Program in 2019.  This recognition program is based upon 10 criteria points that correlate with active and engaged chapters.  There are three levels of recognition. Bronze (7 out of 10), Silver (8 out of 10), and Gold (at least 9 out of 10).  Chapters scoring within one of these three high recognition levels are recognized by EAA HQ on their “Find a Chapter” webpage, in EAA news stories, with a personalized icon for the chapter’s webpage/newsletter, and a banner and/or plaque for the chapter to proudly display in our meeting location.

In 2018, EAA Chapter 110 met 9 of 10 criteria to achieve Gold recognition,
which puts us in the top 4% of all Chapters!! 


The following graphs provides a distribution breakdown of the scoring by Chapter Criteria.