Our meetings and events are open to everyone, so please join us!
Our next meeting is
May 8, 2013 - 7:30pm
Jeff Rosson will have a presentation on
building his RV-9 project.
one meeting you will not want to miss!!!
The next Young Eagles Day is November 9,
Our flyout this month is to
River Ranch Resort on May 25 at 8:30am at Voyager.
*** PLEASE NOTE:
OUR NEW MEETING ROOM DOES NOT HAVE ANY
Early birds 7:00
meeting starts at 7:30, Airport Road, south side of the Merritt Island airport.
Here is a map
of the new EAA 724 Meeting Room on the south side of Merritt Island Airport:
June 12, 2013 - Open
2013 Meeting Dates and Speakers
July 10, 2013 - Open
Early birds 7:00 meeting starts at 7:30
We may change our meeting location and time.
Please check back before going to the meeting.
(We normally meet on the second
Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm)
Upcoming Events for the Merritt Island area
Pilots for 2013:
- Sebring Fly-in - Jan 17 - 20,2013 - Sebring, Fl
- TICO Air Show - March 22-24, 2013 - Titusville, Fl
- Sun-n-Fun Show - April 9 - 14, 2013 - Lakeland,
- Valkaria Air Fest - April 20, 2013 - Valkaria
Airport, Fl -
Young Eagles Day - April 27, 2013 - Merritt Island Airport
AirVenture Oshkosh - July 29 - Aug 4, 2013 - Oshkosh,
- Cocoa Beach Airshow
- Oct 19-20, 2013 - Cocoa Beach -
- Young Eagles Day -
Nov 9, 2013 - Merritt Island Airport -
- Toys for Tots
Breakfast - December 14, 2013 - Merritt Island -
Here is our new meeting room on the
south side of Merritt Island Airport.
- Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation EXPO - Jan
19-22, 2012 - Sebring, Fl.
- EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - July 25-31,
2011 - Oshkosh, Wis.
- Blessing of the Fleet - July 31, 2011 - Merritt
Island Airport - 2pm South Side.
Young Eagles Day - May 7, 2011 - Merritt Island
- Valkaria Airfest -
Valkaria Airport, Fl - February 19, 2011
- TICO Warbird Airshow - Titusville, Fl - March
Sun-n-fun - Lakeland, Fl - March 29 to April 3, 2011
Sport Aviation Expo - Sebring, Fl - January 20-23, 2011
- AOPA Seminar - Say it Right
- March 23,
Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista
Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Fl
Aircraft Association) Picnic - Voyager Aviation
- March 27, 2010- 10am - 3pm
- Blessing of the
Fleet - Voyager Aviation - RSVP Required - 321-454-3090 - 11am
- Sun-n-fun - Lakeland,
Fl. April 13 - 18, 2010 -
*** Young Eagles
Day - Merritt Island, April 24,
On our October 13, 2010 meeting, our guest speaker is Michael D.
Powell, Executive Director of the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority.
- On our November
10, 2010 meeting, our guest speaker is John Piowaty.
- Young Eagles Day - November 20,
2010 - Merritt Island
- On our December 8, 2010
meeting, our guest speaker is John Kalinowski.
- Toys for
Tots - December 11, 2010 - Merritt Island
Feb 8th, 2012
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EAA writer, Barbara A. Schmitz Tony Yacono
said he simply is enjoying what he’s doing.
others don’t see it that way, and that’s why he is receiving
the Chapter Coordinator Award.Yacono has been a Young Eagles
coordinator for 12 years, and he personally has flown more
than 500 youth. In fact, under his leadership, EAA Chapter 724
has flown 3,704 Young Eagles.Yacono said he became involved in
the program because someone cared enough to give him his first
airplane ride at 12. Now 80, he has accumulated about 6,000
hours’ flight time."My opinion is that I need to give
something back to the youngsters; that’s why I am doing this."
Yet "the biggest kid in the airplane is the one behind the
controls," he said.Still he can tell countless stories of the
real kids who became excited by their flights, like a family
of three girls, who the mother said wouldn’t say a word in the
sky. "They wouldn’t stop talking because they were so
excited," he said. "I had to ask them not to say anything when
I was getting ready to land."Yacono said it takes a lot of
work to put on a Young Eagles rally. "A lot of people run
their tail off, and everyone deserves a great deal of credit.
While I am appreciative of the award, I am going to accept it
for all the people who help."
click here to read more about the awards
on the EAA site
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