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We’d Like to

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.

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 


EAA Chapter 180:  Camaraderie for over 50 Years!

Welcome to our world of aviation

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

Click on the EAA Chapter 180 logo for more information about being a member of EAA180


                              Monthly-Meeting  Programs

EAA180 welcomes all visitors and invites all aviators as well as those with a passionate enthusiasm for aviation to join with us at 7:00pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month. 
We meet at the McClure Auditorium in the SRQ complex.  Off US 41 N, turn East on General Spaatz Blvd (by the Shell gas station) and then turn left after the gravel parking lot on your left.  You'll see the auditorium and parking just ahead and to your right.  Park, then come on in and join us.
Your involvement in providing ideas and topics for monthly meeting programs is very important to providing programs which you feel are relevant.  We want our Chapter members (and guests) to be involved and actively participating even when you are vacationing and/or on a snowbird retreat. 


05-24-17 TBA
06-28-17 Dinner/River Cruise




2017 EAA180 Monthly Meetings 
May 28th, 2017 - 7:00 pm


      Gary Stevens, Member Meeting Coordinator
) 971-8447 (


Click Here for Monthly-Meeting Programs


        Young Eagles         

From the Young Eagles coordinator:
                                     April 15, 2017 Young Eagles Day Report

Saturday, April 15, was EAA180's monthly Young Eagles Day.   Thank you Dawna, Lou and Brad for cooking up a great pancake breakfast!  

The weather was clear and became breezy.  Our pilots reported good flying conditions otherwise.
Thank you to our pilots: Jim Faix (C-172), Dan Skoda (C-162), Jeff Walston (C-172SP), Ron Keating (Liberty XL-2), Drew Gillette (Skipper), Ron Bernot (PA-32 Saratoga) and Ric Romanoff ( RV-12).  Our flight crew flew 10 Young Eagles.  (It was Easter weekend, but you never know!)
Thank you to our ground personnel:  Shirley Mandarino,  Michael Foust, Ron Shenkman, Chuck Hendricks, David Church, Dave Foss, Buck Greenlaw, Martin Sobel, Brad Smith, Wayne McCulley, Jim Rutushni, Tom Charlton and Chip Miller. 
Great job, Everyone!  No matter how big or small a part we each played, be proud to know You made a positive difference in a young person's future.

Our next Young Eagles Day will be May 20, the third Saturday of the month.
Chip Miller, EAA180 YE coord. 
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 needed.
Please call Chip Miller with your offer to assist the Young Eagles program.     
Come fly with us.  We're changing kids' lives.