Chapter 1271

Spruce Pine Airport (7A8), Spruce Pine, NC

What are members are doing!!

NEWS FLASH 2016---- 


 John Davis and Family have gone from airplanes to a Bed & Breakfast Inn!

 John Davis, EAA Chapter 1271’s President for five years has sold his home built Zodiac airplane and bought a Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn, located in Marshall, NC.  John & his family are not strangers to remodeling and restoration projects. They turned an old tobacco barn into a lovely rentable suite that is listed on See below for link--


Link to Airbnb site for The Contemporary Creekside Barn:

 Lovely, recently renovated tobacco barn located next to bold rushing creek. One Bedroom with new queen bed, pull out couch in living room. Massive screened in porch next to creek. Open your door and enjoy the sounds of the cascading water throughout the apartment. Full bathroom with slate tiled walk-in shower. Galley kitchen area includes microwave, toaster oven, sink, mini frig and convection hotplate. Porch includes Weber gas grill, hammock and dining table.


Taken from Airbnb website:


“The Marshall House Inn was built in 1903 and designed by Richard Sharpe Smith, the supervising architect of the Biltmore Estate. Perched above downtown Marshall, the newly renovated Inn provides a distinctly nostalgic feel with a contemporary edge and offers an ideal location from which to explore Asheville, Hot Springs and Western NC. Picturesque Marshall is steps away featuring cafes, coffee shop, music, yoga, galleries, and more. Hiking, Biking, Skiing, rafting and other activities are nearby”


Take a look at the pictures below to check out the progress that John & his family made to date.


Exterior photo of the Marshall House Inn 

                                                                Common area

                                                  Another Common area

 It all looks great--hats off to John & family for a job well done!!! I think I'll be calling for a reservation soon myself! 

All of us at Chapter 1271 wish John & family the best with their new endeavor. We miss you guys!



Ken Hawkins & Fred Vaccaro have been working on Ken's M274 Army Mule. It is a four wheel drive-four wheel steering Army Light Weapons/Infantry Carrier.

See picture below--new engine getting ready to install.


Ken working on engine install.  


The Airport Authority has updated the interior of the building that we use for our monthly meetings and other events. Insulation was installed in the walls & ceiling. Drywall was put up & painted. A nice restroom was constructed with showers. Fred Vaccaro donated a refrigerator-electric range & microwave that came from his house after he remodeled his kitchen.



                         The Airport Authority has purchased new chairs & tables for the building.


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