EAA 74 was started in 1959, by Herb Redding in his home in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Orlando. Charter members were Herb (Piel Emeraude), Ken Cooper (Jodel D-11), Lloyd Kimmel (former manager of the Kissimmmee, FL Airport), Mel Littlefield (formerly with the Florida Fish and Game Commission), Vern Mixter (Baby Ace), and Vic Wendt (Baby Ace). The chapter was formally incorporated in 1965.
EAA’s local chapters are about people, bringing together individuals interested in learning more about aviation as well as sharing their own knowledge. In its over 60-year history, EAA 74's members have participated in a variety of aviation activities
In addition, chapter members are regular volunteers each year at Sun 'n Fun and AirVenture.
Board of Directors
President – Barbara Walters-Phillips; Past President – Dave Macintire; Vice President - Greg Voelpohl; Secretary/Treasurer - Bill Gerber; Newsletter Editor/Young Eagles Coordinator - Ken Jordan; Website Editor - Tom Carveth; Director - Al Schnur