EAA Warbird Squadron 24

Lakeland-Linder International Airport (KLAL), Lakeland, FL

About Us


Florida Warbirds, EAA Warbird Squadron 24 serves the warbird community of Florida with periodic membership meetings, social events, fundraising activities and fly-ins.  Our approximately 100 members are located throughout Florida and across the United States. 

The Squadron is centrally located at the Lakeland-Linder International Airport in Lakeland, FL and operates out of the Warbirds of America Building on the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo campus.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in warbird aviation including aircraft owners/operators, maintainers, operations personnel, veterans, photographers, videographers, historians, students, military aviation enthusiasts and their families.

Meetings and fly-in activities are held several times throughout the year.

Squadron Leadership

President/Commander Doug Freeman, 863-397-5957

Vice President Michael Daughtry, 863-899-6724

Secretary Gary Bocard, 863-617-0682

Treasurer Steve Ritzi, 310-463-6379

Board Members Gary Donovan, 404-915-8063

Dennis O'Keefe, 727-776-8455

President Emeritus James "Zack" Olzacki

Squadron Committees

  • Membership
  • Flying Activities & Safety
  • Special Events
  • Social Media/Newsletter
WAR 24
President: Douglas Freeman
Contact: 863-397-5957 | wbsquadron24@gmail.com
Meetings: Every Last Saturday 10:30 AM
KLAL Warbirds of America Building
4075 James C. Ray Drive
Lakeland, FL 33811

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