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Young Eagles

For more than 10 years we in Chapter 180 have been giving young people their very first ride in an airplane.  If you or a youngster you know wants to experience the thrill, spectacle and beauty of flying for the first time visit our Young Eagles page and find out all about how.

Welcome to
EAA Chapter 180
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL 



Social Events

EAA180 enjoys getting together with its membership and encouraging the public to join with us in some social events to socialize about "things aviation".   After all, it is our passion for aviation that we want to share with everyone, especially youth.

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 Monthly Meeting Program   






Chapter 180 member Michael Christmann will explore with us the NTSB's finding that Loss Of Control is the principle contributor to our GA communitie's accident rate.
Michael will focus on the two flight realms where we GA pilots are most likely to experience loss of the aircraft's control:
  • The typical, point A to point B, flight where we as the PIC, or some external event like wake turbulence, places the aircraft in an attitude that we have never experienced and are unprepared for. 
  • The Phase 1 Flight Test of a recently completed experimental kit or resurrected certificated aircraft. An evolution often performed by the builder/repairer, now turned test pilot; a test pilot whose piloting skills have deteriorated while laboring over his dream airplane.

This is your evening to join with us and ask all the questions you've always wanted answers to. 
Bring your friends for fellowship with a passion for aviation.

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Brunch-Bunch Flyers

Click here to learn about our upcoming Brunch-Bunch Flyers   Dawn Patrol Activities 

Young Eagles 

      From the Young Eagles coordinator:
                February Young Eagles Day Report

   Saturday, February 21, was EAA180's monthly Young Eagles Day.  Chapter 180 President Lou and Treasurer Dawna Basl put on another great Pancake Breakfast.
The weather was good and became breezy.  Our pilots reported good flying conditions. 
   You all flew 33 Young Eagles for the morning.  Pilots Jeff Walston and Curt Eskew (C-172SP), George Dahlbeck (Cirrus SR-22), Ron Keating (Liberty XL-2), Frank Szachta (Mooney M20C), Dan Skoda (C-162 Skycatcher), Ric Romanoff (RV-12), and Jim Faix (C-172) handled the call to duty. Thank you to all our volunteer pilots.
  Thank you to our ground personnel:  Shirley Mandarino, Tom Maxfield, Alan Cate, Mike Foust, Jeff Claridge, Richard Cheek, Brad Smith, Charles Geisler, Dave Farrish, Dianna Walston, Greg Lewis, Martin Sobel, Ric Romanoff, Ron Shenkman (and me).  We appreciate you all!  

Our next Young Eagles Day is Saturday, March 21, 2015.   That's the 3rd Saturday, as usual. 

EAA member pilots with aircraft and ground ops personnel are always needed to assist with our Young Eagles program held every 3rd Saturday of each month.  I'll post more info as the day gets closer.
   Please call Chip Miller with your offer to assist the Young Eagles program.     
                                 Join with us.  We're changing kids' lives.

EAA Chapter 180:  Active Camaraderie Ongoing for Nearly 50 Years!

Welcome to our world of aviation, and we encourage you to join with us in appreciating all the aspects of aviation.

Please click on the EAA Chapter logo below for a link to information about our Chapter and membership in EAA180.

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Meet you

We’d like to meet you and have you meet us. We meet at: 
7:00 pm

the fourth Wednesday of every month

McClure Auditorium

Sarasota Bradenton Airport

We also get together at our social events.  See our Social Events page for more details.