Welcome to the Experimental Aircraft Association's, EAA Chapter 724
Merritt Island web site.

New Picture Links:
Feb 2014 Meeting
Ford Tri-Motor Mon AM
Ford Tri-Motor Mon PM
Ford Tri-Motor Tues AM
Ford Tri-Motor Tues PM
Y/E Day Jan 2014
Y/E Day Nov 2013
Toys for Tots 2013
Dick's Christmas Party 2013


Our meetings and events are open to everyone, so please join us!

Our next meeting is April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Our guest speaker this Wednesday at 7:30pm is Don White. We will have a presentation on the NEW BasicMed program that's starting on May 1st. This will replace the 3rd class medical for a lot of pilots. We will also be discussing project updates and chapter events at this meeting.

Our next Young Eagles Day is:  
October 14,


Please visit our other web site at:   http://ourairport.info/merrittisland/?Main

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:



2016 Meeting Dates and Speakers

January 13 - Linn Walters - RV10 Build
February 12 - AOPA Meeting - Melbourne
March 9 - Nicholas Kasdaglis
April 13 - Project Updates
May 11 - Capt. Judy Rice
June 8 - Phil Blaha
July 13 - Carol Scott
Aug 10 -
Darrell Gordon
Sept 14 - Project Updates
Oct 12 - William Harwood - CBS NASA Reporter
Nov 9 -
Dec 14 -

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 2016-17:
- Sebring Fly-in - Jan 20-23,2016 - Sebring, Fl -

- TICO Air Show - March 11-13, 2016 - Titusville, Fl -

- Young Eagles Day - March 19, 2016 - Merritt Island Airport -

- Melbourne Beach Airshow -  April 2-3, 2016 - Melbourne Beach -

- Sun-n-Fun Show - April 5-10, 2016 - Lakeland, Fl -  

Young Eagles Day - April ??, 2016 - Merritt Island Airport -
- EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - July 25 - 31, 2016 - Oshkosh, Wis. -

- Young Eagles Day - Oct 22, 2016 - Merritt Island Airport -

- Valkaria Air Fest - OPEN - Valkaria Airport, Fl -

- Toys for Tots Breakfast - December 10, 2016 - Merritt Island Airport -

- Young Eagles Day - March 25, 2017 - Merritt Island Airport -

Here is our new meeting room on the south side of Merritt Island Airport.

Thank you
We, members of EAA Chapter 724 would like to take this time to thank two of our corporate sponsors who generously share with us the vision of aviation with their generous contributions to our chapter.

- Space Coast Honda, Cocoa Florida

- United Launch Alliance, Centennial Colorado

- Embraer Executive Aircraft LLC


Past Events

- 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 11-12, 2011

- Sun-n-fun - Lakeland, Fl - March 29 to April 3, 2011

-  U.S. Sport Aviation Expo - Sebring, Fl - January 20-23, 2011

- AOPA Seminar - Say it Right  - March 23, 2010  7-9pm
Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Fl 

BAA (Brevard 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, 2010 ***

- 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 meeting picture where Bob Hood explained test pilot procedures.


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By EAA writer, Barbara A. Schmitz Tony Yacono said he simply is enjoying what he’s doing.

But 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."

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The David Boden Project

The Pat Brady Story

Steve Bussey's Express

Charlie Gray's short wing Piper

The Lasher Project Is Finished!

Lou Furlong completes Barracuda

Lou Furlong completes Daytona Cub

More Links

J.P. Stroud's Quickie

Tom Teek's Long-EZ

Go to the Atlantica web site

AOPA's Airport Watch

October 24, 2003 was the final flight

Aerial photograph of COI

Scaled Composites web site link