EAA Chapter 976 was formed in the latter part of 1990, but the idea went back a little before that time. You see, Al Fowler taught a Sunday School Class in Douglasville and guess who happened to be in that class. That’s right, Tom Howard, Hal Coonley and Don Bowlick. They say that the Chapter was not planned in that class, but no one really believes them. It was in that class along with several flying trips that EAA Chapter 976 was hatched. Chuck Pease and Hal Coonley volunteered the use of the Possom Works at W. Ga. Regional Airport for chapter meetings and Tom Howard was the connection with EAA National.