December 2, 2022

Thanks for visiting Chapter 168 in Dallas, Texas

We are an association of people in the Dallas area who have a broad interest in aviation, including factory certified and home-built aircraft. Many of our members have built and fly their own aircraft. Chapter 168 is very active and plans several events each month for our members.  Our monthly chapter meeting, held on the first Tuesday of each month, features an aviation speaker. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome guests. Please check the event calendar for the next meeting time and date. We hope to see you there!

Ray Aviation Scholarship

The Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund is a scholarship program that is supported by the Ray Foundation, managed by EAA, and administered through the EAA Chapter network. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA will provide up to $10,000 to deserving youths for their flight training expenses, totaling $1,000,000 in scholarships annually.

Meet Conor Macy

In June, we also saw the start of our third Ray Aviation Scholar as Connor Macy started his flight training at Rising Aviation High School.

Conor Macy’s First Day of Flight Training

Connor has been very active in our Chapter as a Student Member, so we are eager to hear from him how his flight training is progressing.



Update on Aidan Koch

Aidan, his instructor Aidan Brockie and his Designated Pilot Examiner

Our 2019 Ray Aviation Scholar Aidan Koch received his Airman Commercial Flight Certificate last week at the Denton Airport.

Aidan studied and trained for his certificate this summer in the Dallas area while on a summer break from his studies at the University of Texas in Austin. He was able to get his certificate before going back to Austin to complete his studies for a college degree. Quite an accomplishment.


Upcoming Events


  • Monday, December 5 – 5:30pm. Christmas Party. The Chapter 168 Christmas Party will be on MONDAY, December 5th at the Outback Steakhouse in Plano at 1509 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075. Please make your reservations with our Treasurer, Sam Cooper at . We will want a solid reservation head count to allow us to properly setup the dining room. Last minute reservations, or changes are possible. Tickets are $22 per person and can be paid at the event, or ahead of time, at the November 1st Chapter Meeting. The menu includes a 6oz Sirloin, or 8oz Grilled Chicken Breast, or 8oz Filet of Salmon. Sides are Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, House Salad or Caesar Salad, Cheese Cake or Carrot Cake, Coffee or Tea
  • Monday, December 12 – 6:00pm. Chapter Board Meeting. This meeting will be held online.

That time of year is coming! Join us January 23-27, 2023, for experts from every corner of the homebuilt aircraft community to bring their knowledge to builders through free and interactive webinars.

Registration is required and space is limited. View the schedule online. Registration starts on December 1, 2022.


Please refer to the newsletter for other events.



EAA Chapter Videos

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