Chapter 797

Live Oak, FL


Welcome to the EAA 797 Chapter website.  We are located at the Suwannee County Airport 24J and have our own clubhouse and hangar.  Our meetings are the last Saturday of the month at 10:00AM for brunch.  Everyone with an interest in aviation is invited.  Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming events and our Newsletter.



The Next Meeting

Our next meeting is Saturday January 13, 2018, HANGAR TALK from 0930-1030. The “formal” meeting at 10:30 am.  Our primary purpose for this is the election of officers so, if you don’t want to be an EAA officer, better show up!!  (Not really but if you do have a desire to be one of the officers, let your desires be know if you cannot attend). Until Then MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018.

***Pancake Breakfast 01/20/2018 8:30-10am!***

Fly in or Drive In to our monthly pancake breakfast to benefit our Young Eagles Program on the Third Saturday of each Month. 

We will be doing pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, and juice from 8:30 to 10:30 am.

  • Following pancakes, we are hosting a joint meeting with the Quiet Birdman (QB) of Kitty Hawk and Tallahassee.  The QBs have Tom Riley from Douglas, GA coming to present his slides concerning the XP-82 (see below).  Please bring a brunch item like we do for our regular meetings.  I anticipate we will have about 50 people here for that meeting.  I hope the 797 chapter will come out in force for this presentation.

    This message is from Terry Meeks, President of the Kitty Hawk QB Hangar:
    EAA Chapter 797, Live Oak, FL and the 24J Suwannee Valley Quiet Birdmen Hangar have arranged for a very unique aviation presentation by Mr. Tom Reilly, the coordinator and manager of the XP-82 Twin Mustang Restoration project being conducted at the Douglas, GA airport.
    This presentation will cover the entire history of this project, which is the very first such aircraft of this type produced, and of which there are only a few still in existence.  Mr. Reilly will have extensive photos delineating this project from the beginning to the current state.  This aircraft is expected to fly-in 2018.  Several members of the QB Hangar traveled to Douglas, GA several months ago and were able to spend several hours at the project with Mr. Reilly and he was very gracious in accepting our invitation to bring his presentation to us.  Please join us for this very interesting presentation.



    Suwannee County Airport 24J
    13302 80th Terr
    Live Oak Fl, 32060

    Just $5 ($3 for children under 12) for all you can eat pancakes (Plain or Blueberry), sausage and bacon, juice, coffee, and of course lots of camaraderie! Hope to see you there!

    Upcoming Events

    16 December – Heritage Park, Live Oak, FL. 

    We have been asked to have the “Kiddie Squadron” there for their festival from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.  I plan on getting the kiddie squadron and Ranger there, and we need volunteers to drive the Ranger and to help load and unload passengers (kids). 

    Please contact Dave Holmes at 817-308-9752 and let me know if you can spare an hour or two or more next Saturday helping-out with this activity.

    Wings Over Suwannee

    April 20-22, 2018!

    Thank you everyone for making this years event an awesome one! We are excited to start planning for next years event! 

    The 2017 Wings Over Suwannee event featured:

    Antique aircraft, classic cars, hot air balloon rides, skydivers, camping, hundreds of aircraft, free airplane rides for kids 7-17 years, a Friday night concert and bonfire, great food and much more.


    Hangar Talk Fly In

    Our next Hangar Talk Fly In is set for 01/13/2018, 8AM-1030AM.  Free coffee and donuts.  Fly or drive in, we don't care.  Everyone is welcome.  We love to talk about airplanes and flying!!

    Suwannee Valley Flying Club

    Click on these events for more information

    Suwannee Valley Flying Club just held their first organizational meeting on Jan 21.  Watch here for more news or go to SVFC members should mail their application to Allen Rice, PO Box 653, Steinhatchee, FL 32359 or scan and email to  You can request an application the same way.

     FAA Basic Med AC68-1.  Click on the link to download the new rules that replace the 3rd Class Medical.  The doctor checklist is included.


    The Catfish Squadron

    Plan a Flight - Check a Distance

    Check us out on Facebook 


    Contact Us

    Chapter: EAA 797

    President: Dave Holmes

    Phone: 817-308-9752

    Location: Live Oak, FL US


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