A Passionate Aviation Community

EAA Chapter 932 is about people, bringing together individuals interested in learning more about aviation as well as sharing their own knowledge. Chapter members are involved in a variety of social and educational activities, including Young Eagles rallies, fly-ins, building seminars, and much more.

We are a community of aviation enthusiasts that promotes and supports the love of flying.

We serve the community by:

  • Inviting the public to experience flight
  • Promoting EAA’s mission encouraging the “Spirit of Aviation”

  • Nurturing interest in aviation in our local community
  • Supporting clear pathways to participation in our chapter
  • Inspiring new participants in aviation
  • Present & Host aviation safety seminars

Our Chapter Members

How does one describe an EAA member? That question does not have a definitive answer. EAA members represent every aspect of aviation and often have multiple interests. We fly them. We fix them. We even build them. EAA members are folks from all walks of life. Sure, we love airplanes, but it goes beyond that. It’s about passion, camaraderie, and a grassroots way of sharing our love of aviation with others. It’s the airplanes that bring us together. It’s the people who keep us coming back.

We fly them. We fix them. We even build them.

EAA Chapter 932 Leadership

Arnie Quast
Arnie QuastEAA 932 President
Arnie Quast is an A320 Captain at United Airlines as well as an active General Aviation Pilot at Galt Airport. He has been an avid Aviation Enthusiast & Galt Airport Bum since 2001.
Bill Tobin
Bill TobinVice President
Bill has been a member of EAA Chapter 932 since 2015. A lifelong aviation enthusiast Bill received his Private Pilot certificate in 1980 while studying Aviation Science at Park’s College. Bill is also active in building and flying radio controlled models.
Justin 'JT' Thuma
Justin 'JT' ThumaTreasurer
JT is an Industrial Engineer, working on his private pilot license. He was the first proud recipient of the Ed Moricoli Scholarship. JT is in charge of maintaining the Chapter’s finances, which includes collecting dues and reporting on the financial condition of the Chapter EAA 932.
Marty Papanek
Marty PapanekSecretary
Marty is a retired Aeronautical Engineer, who worked with avionics for most of his career. In 1972, he began his private pilot training and flew helicopters while in the Army. His goal is to get more youngsters into aviation.
Kurt Guillan
Kurt GuillanDirector of Membership
Kurt is a First Officer at SkyWest Airlines as well as a flight instructor. His first flight was at an EAA 932 Young Eagles rally and he has since joined on as Director of Membership for the chapter!
Justin Cleland
Justin ClelandDirector
Justin is the owner of JB Aviation, manager of Galt Airport for 10 years, and member of EAA 932 for 12 years. He is also a CFII, and has logged over 2,500 hours of dual instruction at 10C.
Deena Schwartz
Deena SchwartzScholarship Coordinator
Deena is a practicing nurse anesthetist. She learned to fly at Galt Airport and is passionate about sharing her love of flying and the fresh perspective it provides. Deena helps with social media and event outreach as well as facilitating the grant writing process for community support.

Stephanie McClellan
Stephanie McClellanDirector
Stephanie is the JB Aviation Aircraft Maintenance Administrator. She is a student pilot and is currently in the midst of her very own full restoration project of a C150.
Meira Leonard
Meira LeonardWebmaster
Meira received her private pilots license at Galt Airport and is now a commercial pilot flying in Hawaii where she runs her own business in web design. OneLionHeart.com
Daniella Knoll
Daniella KnollYoung Eagles Coordinator
Daniella has been helping us match pilots with young passengers for a number of years. She and her husband, Jeremy, own Aerosport LLC based at Galt Airport and are the US distributors of the popular Bushcat and Sling light sport aircraft.
Kaylin Hart
Kaylin HartAssistant Web Editor
Kaylin Hart is a graphic design student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is working towards her private pilot license. Having grown up around Galt Airport, she happily assists in maintaining the chapter’s website and volunteering at chapter events.
Volunteer NeededNewsletter Editor
The chapter newsletter is a means to share our monthly chapter news and happenings around the airport. A dedicated member is needed to help us continue this monthly publication.

“I owned the world that hour as I rode over it—free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.”

Charles Lindbergh, first non-stop solo transatlantic flight


Learn Why Galt Airport is the “The Friendliest Airport Around”.


Bringing Together Individuals Interested in Learning about Aviation


Promoting the “Spirit of Aviation” to Our Local Community.


It’s All About Passion, Camaraderie, & Sharing the Love of Aviation.

Join Our Gatherings

Come join us at one of our regular gatherings and introduce yourself. You will find that our members are open, friendly, and have a great deal of interesting things to talk about. Our gatherings usually take place the second Saturday of every month at Galt Airport in Greenwood, Illinois. Show up around 9:30 to socialize, and our gatherings typically kick off by 10am. You quickly learn that Galt Airport has been spoken of as “The Friendliest Airport Around”. The membership of EAA 932 supports this in every way imaginable! We look forward to meeting you!

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