Chapter 724

Merritt Island, Florida

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EAA Chapter 724 Mission Statement - Merritt Island, FL
To share our passion for aviation through promoting education, building, restoring or maintaining aircraft, fun social activities, entertainment, family involvement and philanthropic activities.


Oct. 31 2020

EAA Chapter 724 gathering will be a hanger meeting at the Merritt Island airport on Sat. evening Oct. 31st starting at 09:30 hrs. Yes, Halloween🎃.

Our October gathering is still on and will be held in hangar T-7 Unit A at the Merritt Island Airport. You are able to gain access through the open gate at Space Coast Aviation/2Fly 900 Airport Road Merritt Island on the south side of the airport. Hangar row T-7 is the second row of hangars due west of the 2Fly building. Coffee and donuts will be provided,donations of course accepted. Our guest speaker, Dr. Kenneth Stein, has been confirmed. His presentation, I think, will be very interesting, informative and educational.
Red Star Rising:  Soviet Triumphs, Tragedies, and Firsts in Space - The Soviet Union began the Space Race with the launch of Sputnik and continued the race to the moon with an astounding number of record setting firsts in space.  During this interactive presentation we’ll look at the scientific, political, and human factors aspects of the Soviet space program and the basis of the successes and failures.  
Dr. Kenneth Stein is an avid world traveler and speaker.   Following a 23 year career in the US Army, Ken spent 21 years working with the Boeing Company at the Kennedy Space Center.  During his time at KSC he developed his interest in the manned space programs of the United States and of the Soviet Union.  Ken’s presentations focus on the significant events and people who took the first dynamic steps to leave our planet with a combination of facts, stories, and trivia.  In addition Ken has developed a series of presentations on historically significant locations and events based on his travels.  His interactive presentations are both educational and fun.  He has a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University, a Masters from Western Kentucky University, and a BS from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Ken is a commercial pilot of airplanes, helicopters, and seaplanes; a Master Diver; author; and recipient of the NASA Silver Snoopy Award.   He and his wife Noreen have visited 139 countries (as of 2019) primarily on cruise ships.  

Please remember to bring your favorite lawn chair and we will of course practice social distancing.



Sept. 9, 2020 - Here is the on-line presentation by Scott Henderson.  He talked about the "Blue Origin"at Cape Canaveral, Florida.


Our next meeting is Saturday August 29, 2020 at Merritt Island, Fl and our guest speaker is Dr Leo Murphy :


The Board of Directors of EAA Chapter 724 has agreed to hold an August gathering in a hanger (Row T-7 Unit A) at the Merritt Island airport. The hanger is located on the south side of the airport. Entry through the fence can be made at Space Coast Aviation (South side FBO) then walk in front of the FBO and across the newly paved ramp to hangar Row T-7, Unit A is on the south end of the hangar row. The gathering will be on Saturday August 29, 2020 starting promptly at 09:00 hours. We'll have Coffee & Donuts ( donation of course accepted).
A short briefing regarding the ongoing maintenance/renovation of our chapter building and the acquisition of an airplane project donated to the chapter as a fund raising project will be covered, then it's entertainment time. 
Our guest speaker, Dr Leo Murphy from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will then have an interesting presentation. See below. 

Seating will be provided but for more comfort please bring your favorite lawn chair, remember to maintain social distancing

Presentation:Red Baron:

When the Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen, was fatally wounded on April 21, 1918 in his brightly painted red Fokker triplane, he was only twenty-five years old and the most successful ace of World War I. He had shot down 80 Allied airmen, a total that remained the highest number of air victories of the war. Dr Murphy will discuss the life, service and death of Richthofen, as well as providing a broad overview of the history of aviation during World War I.
Red Baron's KillsThe Red Baron by David Lozeau | Day of the Dead


Stay tuned for additional information about this meeting.  Hopefully we will be in our meeting building at Merritt Island Airport.





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