2014 Father’s Day Flight Breakfast

EAA488FlightBreakfast2014Please join us for EAA Chapter 488’s annual Father’s Day Flight Breakfast.

We’re celebrating our 40th year as an official Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association!

When: Sunday June 15th 7:00 am
Where: Quincy Regional Airport, Great River Aviation Building

Join us at the airport for pancakes, sausage and a heaping helping of airplanes of all types.
Adults $6 Kids 12 and under $3.
Rain or Shine. Check website for latest event news.

Download a flier here.

Also, please join our email list for Flight Breakfast reminders.


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Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized


The Ford Tri-Motor was here June 2013

Hundreds of people enjoyed flights and viewing all weekend 9a-5p.


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Posted by on June 13, 2013 in Chapter News


Father’s Day Aviation Events

Big weekend for aviation enthusiasts in Quincy, IL

Like our Facebook page (on the right –>) for the latest news as the weekend progresses.

Ford Tri-Motor Rides and viewing all weekend !

Thursday June 13th 2pm-5pm
Daily Friday – Sunday 9am-5pm

The Ford Tri-Motor is brought to you by the generous support of:

Great River Aviation – Tour Sponsor
Gem City Ford – Sponsor
Eagle’s Nest Hotel- Crew Lodging
Dean Labkin Hertz – Crew Car

Father’s Day Flight Breakfast Sunday 7am-11am


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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Chapter News


Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop

Area businesses and organizations are helping us bring a piece of Quincy history to the Quincy Airport this Father’s Day weekend!

You might not know that the first ‘airliner’ was the Ford Trimotor and it was designed, built and first operated by Quincy native, William Bushnell Stout! Since there are only three flying Tri-motors left, this s a rare opportunity to not only see but to actually get to ride in this flying time capsule.

EAA Ford Tri-Motor

Our chapter is bringing this aircraft to Quincy over the Father’s Day weekend but your support is needed. We have to raise $5000 to cover the cost of fuel and crew expenses to get this historic aircraft to Quincy and out again. Your business can help by sponsoring the tour stop. $1500 sposorships get you a private flight in this restored piece of history. You can take a total of 10 people on your private flight. Reward employees, hold a customer contest, reward customers, you name it!

Please check our special Tri-Motor page for more information.

To book a flight or for more information about the aircraft visit or call 877-952-5395.

If you are at all interested in this project, please leave your contact information below.


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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Chapter News


Christmas Dinner 2012

Tuesday December 18th 6:30pm
Patio Restaurant, Quincy, IL

We have reserved a small private dining room at the Patio Restaurant at 133 South Fourth Street and dinner will be served family style – Broasted Chicken, roast beef, potatoes and vegetable.

Ice cream dessert is included for $13.00 per person. Please bring cash or check payable EAA Chapter 488 and we’ll write one check to the restaurant.  Drinks are extra & payable directly to the Patio. We’ll start arriving around 6:30pm and dinner will be served by 7pm. A short chapter awards program will follow the meal if we get them in time.

Reservations are REQUIRED. We actually ran short of food in past years due to a miscount, so please RSVP with number attending or if you won’t be able to join us. Anyone not heard from by Dec 10, we’ll be contacting you to follow up so please get your response in by then to save a lot of work.

 RSVP Here

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Posted by on December 2, 2012 in Chapter Calendar


Chapter Fall Picnic This Weekend

Chapter Picnic 2010

Just a quick reminder that the EAA Chapter 488 Fall picnic is this Sunday, Oct 14th at 1:00pm.

Like last year, the event will be held at the AirUSA hangar among the jets. There is no charge for this picnic for chapter members and their guests but RSVP is REQUIRED! by Friday Oct 12th. Call Andy at work at 217-223-3050 or sign up here:

There is usually an informal tour of whatever is around the hangar.
Pat and Carl Tortorige will again be picking up food for our catered event.
Many members also open their hangars or bring aircraft around for a little show and tell.

You can use the ‘second’ east entrance to Quincy Airport and follow the road to the small parking area behind AirUSA hangar. See image below.

Closeup map of Airport and AirUSA Hangar

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Posted by on October 9, 2012 in Chapter Calendar


Father’s Day Flight Breakfast a Success !

Thank you to all who were able to join us this year to enjoy the great weather and a wide variety of aircraft that showed up for the event.

A huge thank you to Cape Air and all who participated in our first-ever raffle this year. Congratulations go out to the lucky winners of the 3 R/T tickets to St Louis:

  • John M – Hannibal, MO ticket #81
  • Kelly K – Quincy ticket # 94
  • AJ – Payson ticket # 56

Also thanks to KHQA channel 7 for their coverage of our event.

Some stats from this year’s event:

  • over 300 breakfasts served
  • 35 ‘Young Eagles’ flown
  • over 30 different aircraft on hand

Thanks to Great River Aviation for allowing us to host our event in their hangar and their support of EAA throughout the year.

Thanks especially to our small group of dedicated volunteers that make it all happen and look easy. A ton of work goes into this event each year and their hard work is appreciated!

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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in Chapter News


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