THANK YOU ALL
January meeting will
be 1 week later on Feb 1
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.
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
FBO) at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda.
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
"Zack" Olzacki, Commander/President
Joe Fouth, Vice
**Kristine Diekman, Membership
(see membership page for her information)
**Please remember to send in your dues.**
They were due Dec
31. 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 so
sorry to announce the sudden passing of Rick Diekman, the
secretary of SQ 24. He passed away on December 24, 2019.
There are no other details at this time. Our thoughts are
with his wife, Kristine and their family. RIP our dear
friend. We miss you and you will always be in our hearts.
Masessa Killed In Plane Crash
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.
Advisory Circular on Nontowered Airport Operations
submitted by Dick Solar
article under NEWS tab.)
out what we've been doing and upcoming events on the EVENTS tab on the
Warbirds of America:
do our members
fly ex-military aircraft? Why do our members go to great lengths to
save one aircraft from extinction?
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.
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.