Ralph O. Helgeby Chapter 77

Flushing, MI

Welcome to our website

Welcome to the website for EAA Chapter 77, with information about our chapter, the Dalton Airport Association and the Father John Flying Club all co-located at Dalton Airport (3DA) in Flushing, Michigan.  Visit each page of our site to get a comprehensive summary of the people, aircraft and activities associated with our chapter and our community.




 We are the Ralph O. Helgeby Chapter 77 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).  As a non-profit, volunteer organization we are dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of general aviation.  The Chapter makes its home at Dalton Airport (3DA) in Flushing, MI and we have 200+ members. Our monthly general membership meetings are held  in our hangar gathering space to enjoy the camaraderie of  people who share their passion and enthusiasm for airplanes and aviation. These meetings contain a variety of programs that focus on sharing ideas to make aviation safer and more fun.  They also feature presentations on many aspects of general aviation and resource sharing by pilots and builders.  Mostly they are a friendly get-together for members and visitors.  The chapter also sponsors activities for flying enthusiasts of all kinds.  We present many educational programs and we participate in programs designed to introduce the non-flying community to the value and joy of flight. 

Our general membership monthly meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM.
Board meetings are held usually monthly 7 days prior to the membership meeting (Thursdays) at 7:00 PM. All members are welcome. (See Events to confirm meeting dates) 

Members receive the Chapter's monthly Flypaper newsletter.  Our annual dues are $20 per family.  Our mailing address is EAA Chapter 77, PO Box 265, Flushing, MI 48433-0265. 

Visitors are welcome to all EAA77 events.  If you're a pilot, airplane builder just love aviation then accept our invitation to attend the next monthly meeting.  If you have children who are interested in flying we would love to have the opportunity to introduce them to aviation through our Young Eagles program. Similarly, adults can get an introduction to aviation through an Eagles Flight. 

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sep 22 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 4 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 4 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 11 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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