EAA Chapter 180
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Monthly Meeting Notice
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in November and the Christmas holiday in December, there will be a combined November/December membership meeting on December 11th at 7:00pm.
This month's meeting (December 11th) will discuss the "Ins" and "Outs" of ADS-B. The meeting starts at 7:00pm.
Click here to learn about our upcoming Dawn Patrols Dawn Patrol Activities
need pilots, volunteers, and aircraft to assist with a large number of
youth who are coming to the Young Eagles program each Saturday.
Please call Chip Miller (with your offer to assist the Y/E program) 941-356-0591.
Welcome to our world of aviation, and we encourage you to join with us in appreciating all the aspects of aviation.
Members of EAA180 need to log-in to access pages that are restricted to members only. Before logging in, each member should first visit her/his email account to find the temporary password that Club Express will have emailed to them. To log into the EAA180.org Members' Pages, the member should click onto their name at the top of the teal colored column at the left side of the home page, then enter their name and the temporary password and click on the box labeled "Log-In". If the member subsequently wants to change her/his password then the member can click on the box for changing password, type in the new password, and click on the save button.
EAA180 is a chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) parent organization. EAA national has about 176,000 current members located both within the USA and internationally. Click on the link to the EAA-national website for further information www.eaa.org. EAA180 holds its meetings at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport with membership mainly from Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida, USA.
Nearly 50 years ago our Chapter was approved by the EAA-national organization, and we have been enjoying the comradery that comes from this association ever since. Originally formed by a group of pilots, aircraft builders, and aviation aficionados who enjoyed getting together and sharing their passions and experiences, we are today a vibrant group that is eager to share with others such as: exposing young people to flying by supporting the Young Eagles program, by mentoring people who are building their own airplanes, by providing FAA safety training for both General Aircraft pilots and EAA180 pilots, by helping to expose the public to vintage aircraft and to the flying experience, by having social get-together events, and by having Dawn Patrol flights for members to fly together to interesting places. Typically our chapter flies over 200 Young Eagles a year (more than 1.8 million have been flown in the last decade by all the EAA chapters combined), and the excitement and happiness is always high. Come visit with us on “Builders Row” where many of our members are building their own aircraft.
When the EAA-national vintage B-17 bomber of World War II, and the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor commercial airline aircraft go on tour, we make it possible for the public to learn about these historic aircraft and to take an exciting flight in them. The view from the navigator’s Plexiglas bubble in the nose of the B-17 is outstanding, and the throbbing rumble of the three big radial engines driving the Ford Tri-Motor is truly emotional.
Drop in on our monthly membership meetings (held the forth Wednesday of each month – see the calendar schedule) at 7:00pm in the McClure Auditorium of the Sarasota / Bradenton airport. You’re always invited.
We look forward to your joining with us, have some fun, and ask that you contribute your ideas, passions and involvement to our Chapter.