EAA Chapter 326 was founded on October 21, 1969. Based at Thun Field in Puyallup WA there is a long history of Sport Aviation here in the Northwest. This group has been involved in community outreach and education about aviation since the beginnings and is a tradition that continues today with our Young Eagles program and TeenFlight programs.
The founding members included:
“Membership is open to any person of good moral character… (subject to approval)” – those were the rules, laid down in 1969 by our founders.
To give you a flavor of the planes of 1969, here are a few that showed up at Rockford 1969 (the pre-cursor to Oshkosh)