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EAA Peru is the name by which EAA Chapter 1572 is known within the EAA community.
Founded on July 23, 2015, EAA Peru seeks to replicate the EAA model in our country, in accordance with
the specific conditions and challenges present. Like any EAA member, we are passionate about aviation
and we are determined to apply what we know to contribute tothe development of Peru. Our goal is to
create an element of national identity through aviation, the aerospace sciences and the application of
In accordance with our vision, we have embarked ourselves on a project that has the potential to
completely change Peru and influence the lives of its citizens in deeply positive way. Our project is the
restoration of the last remaining North American NA-50 in the world.
This aircraft is the pride of the Peruvian Air Force (sp. Fuerza Aérea del Perú - FAP) and a national
historic treasure for Peru. It was part of a squadron of 7 aircraft purchased by Peru from the USA in 1939.
The squadron was involved in combat during the War between Peru and Ecuador in 1941. It is during this
war that José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles, national hero of Peru, having the chance to save himself
after being shot, sacrificed his life in order to save the life of his fellow officers by flying his NA-50 into the
Ecuadorian anti-aircraft battery.
The NA-50 has been sitting on a pedestal at Las Palmas Air Force Base for more than 50 years. Now, as
a joint effort between the Peruvian Air Force – FAP and many other peruvianorganizations with the
support of the Experimental Aircraft Association EAA, through its Chapter 1572 in Lima – Peru, the goal is
to restore the last NA-50 to an airworthy condition for the celebrations of the Bicentennial of Peru’s
Independence from Spain in 2021. We aresure we can accomplish this task within the time limit and by
doing that, have a very strong positive impact on the short-term “it’s impossible” mindset that plagues
most of peruvian society. As we see it, the NA-50 Restoration is not a mere aviation project, but a
nationalproject that could change the lives of many people in the country.
As part of the EAA family we are reaching out to every EAA Chapter in the world that would like to
contribute with this project and spread “The Spirit of Aviation” to the people of Peru, a country that needs
aviation desperately but has no knowledge of it. Any kind of support is welcomed, whether it’s financial, in
the form of materials and equipment, expertise and further promotion of the project through blogs,
articles, the media or any other mean of communication. If you think you have something of value that we
can use, then this is most likely the case.
You can get updates of the project through the internet on www.na50.org, www.eaaperu.org or through
our facebook page NA-50. I thank you deeply for your interest in helping us, even though you are far
away we are all part of the EAA family. We are cleared for takeoff!

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