EAA Florida Warbird Squadron 24

Lakeland, FL

About Us


President/Commander Doug Freeman, wbsquadron24@gmail.com, 863-397-5957

Vice President Matt Lazar, mattlazar@hotmail.com, 404-245-3870

Secretary Mike Daughtry, dotvid77@gmail.com, 863-899-6724

Treasurer Steve Ritzi, steve@ritzi.com, 310-463-6379

Board Members Gary Donovan, twentywondon@gmail.com, 404-915-8063

Dennis O'Keefe, plantdok1@gmail.com,  727-776-8455



Flying Activities & Safety

Web Page/Social Media Editor

New Meeting Format

In an effort to make meetings more valuable, the Squadron will be combining future meetings with a flying event. While the format is still being formulated, it is anticipated that a combination of a fly-in cookout, formation practice, and coordinating demonstration "hops" in Squadron member aircraft will be part of the mix.

Also, based on our experience with Zoom Meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working to keep them part of the meeting format. We hope this will allow our members from across the State and around the Country the opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of Squadron events when they unable to join in person.

Squadron Headquarters Relocation

The Squadron has relocated operations to the EAA Warbirds of America Building on the Sun 'n Fun campus in Lakeland. This Central Florida location will make meetings and events accessible to more of the Squadron's statewide membership. The adjacent Warbird ramp also provides plenty of room for aircraft of all sizes for fly-in activities and meetings.
WAR 24
President: Douglas Freeman
Contact: 863-397-5957 | wbsquadron24@gmail.com
Meetings: TBD
KLAL Warbirds of America Building
4075 James C. Ray Drive
Lakeland, FL 33811

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