Eagle’s Nest Project

A number of our EAA Chapter 983 members are mentoring the Eagle’s Nest Project at Granbury High School.  This program affords students a unique, inspiring, and empowering education experience through the beginning-to-end construction of a modern FAA certified Light Sport aircraft (Van’s Aircraft RV-12)) with full glass instrumentation, 2-axis autopilot, and all the latest safety features.  For more information about the Granbury High School program, contact

Mark Kirk, - 817.408.4700 Mark Kirk, - 817.408.4700
Mark is a Math Coach at the Crossland 9th Grade Center, Granbury ISD

Students participating in Eagle’s Nest Projects receive high school course credit. Eagle’s Nest Projects utilize an extensive network of mentors and educators who live our motto, “Mentors build the student… students build the Aircraft”. Every aspect of construction, sheet metal, fiberglass, wiring, and engine controls are completed by the students. Eagle’s Nest Projects also provide students a continuing education incentive. The first completed aircraft is painted in school colors including mascot graphics. It’s then re-located to a new home at a nearby airport where build-students are eligible to receive up to 20-hours free flight instruction in the aircraft they built! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; Eagle’s Nest Projects covers all the bases and with seed money to cover the cost of only the first two aircraft, Eagle’s Nest Projects then becomes a self-sustaining program by selling the second completed aircraft to cover the cost of third and so on into the future.

Eagle’s Nest Projects  Visit the official Eagle’s Nest Projects website for full details.


Granbury ISD, Eagle’s Nest Project News . . . 

Enjoy Thanksgiving Week Off

from Mark Zimmerman on 19 Nov We’re on vacation this week as school is celebrating the week of thanksgiving. Again ...
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Two Build Days Before Thanksgiving Break

from Mark Zimmermann on 12 Nov Last week we saw our wing crews mount wing ribs to spars and the ...
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Wing Structure Soon to Complete

from Mark Zimmermann on 5 Nov ... Fuselage guys are wrapping skin around bulkhead frames and will soon have rivet ...
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N917EN Appears at Alliance Airshow

from Mark Zimmermann on 29 Oct Congratulations Students and Mentors for a job well done. Thank you Mark Kirk and ...
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Ceremonial First Flight & Fundraiser

from R. E. (Ernie) Butcher "Granbury's community support was simply off the chart and I appreciate the opportunity to share ...
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Eagle’s Nest Fundraiser

by Pat Stewart on 23 Oct "Wow!  What a terrific day even with the not so great flying weather. We ...
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Tacos and Takeoffs

from Mark Zimmermann on 22 Oct "The annual aircraft rollout fundraising event was a huge success. It is amazing to ...
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Wings and Things

from Mark Zimmermann 15 Oct "Well it’s time to start a new week. It is amazing to see what these ...
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Completing Components

from Mark Zimmermann on 10/10/17 "Great progress has been made this week as both flaperons met completion. Thanks go to ...
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September Updates

excerpts and photos by Mark Zimmermann  5 Sept "N917EN is soon to be in the paint shop. Thanks to all ...
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