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Welcome to 

Florida Warbird Squadron 24


           

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR
CONTINUED SUPPORT
                       



 MEETING DATES FOR 2019/2020                
December no meeting.  
December 17 - We will have our Christmas/
        Holiday gathering with EAA. See EVENTS.
January 25
February 29
March 28
April 25
May 30


MEETING INFORMATION

Squadron meetings are the last Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.  We go to lunch at a local restaurant or have a cookout after most meetings. 
 

The meetings are held on the EAA Campus in the Squadron  building.  It is located next to the EAA Chapter 565 building near the south ramp (south of the FBO) at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda.  There's plenty of free parking for planes and
cars.


GPS address:  27255 Beechcraft Ave.,
Punta Gorda 33982
Follow our new signs to the location!

                       

SQUADRON OFFICERS FOR 2020

Jim "Zack" Olzacki, Commander/President
Joe Fouth, Vice President
Steve Ritzi, Treasurer
Rick Diekman, Secretary


**Kristine Diekman, Membership
(see membership page for her information)


Please remember to send in your dues by Dec 31 if you have not already done so.  Thank you.


We are saddened that we have lost another wonderful friend and pilot, Joe Masessa.  His plane crashed while practicing at the Stuart Air Show on November 1, 2019.  RIP our dear friend.  We miss you and you will always be in our hearts.


We are sad to report the loss of a dear friend and pilot, Michael "POD" Foster.  POD was was the co-pilot of the World War II bomber that crashed at Bradley International Airport on Wednesday morning, October 2, 2019 as it tried to return to the airfield minutes after takeoff.  RIP our dear friend.  We miss you and you will always be in our hearts.


                     

SAFETY

Updated Advisory Circular on Nontowered Airport Operations

submitted by Dick Solar
(See article under NEWS tab.)

                     

Check out what we've been doing and upcoming events on the EVENTS tab on the left (above).



EAA Warbirds of America:  
Keep 'Em Flying!

Why do our members restore and fly ex-military aircraft? Why do our members go to great lengths to save one aircraft from extinction?

Quite simply, it's about the preservation of military aviation history and to tell a story. To see a warbird displayed in a museum brings a sense of wonder. But to experience the presence of a warbird with all of the senses is awe-inspiring. To touch it, to see it in flight, to experience flight, to hear the roar of the engine is nothing short of exhilarating.

That experience reminds us of the sacrifices made by veterans who flew these aircraft in combat in order for us to enjoy the freedoms  and these aircraft we take for granted today. Those freedoms are not without cost.


CONTACT
Jim "Zack" Olzacki

President/Commander
 
warbirdzack@aol.com
941-875-3378