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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.

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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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2015-07-22  ----------  Monthly Meeting


Join us on Wednesday July 22.
7 pm at: 
McClure Auditorium
6055 Airport Auditorium Ln, Sarasota, FL 34243
Map of McClure Auditorium

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:
            July 2015 Young Eagles Day Report

   Saturday, July 18, was EAA180's monthly Young Eagles Day.  Chapter 180 President Lou, along with helpers  Dawna, Brad and Mary Lou put on a delicious free Pancake Breakfast, complete with sausage, OJ and coffee. 
   Breakfast was the high point of the morning as the weather (that started out bad) continued to deteriorate. The decision was then made to scrub the mission.  A few kids in the queue didn't get to fly, but 8 were lucky to beat the rain-out.  The public turn-out was light, thankfully, as we were without several of our usual ground and air crew volunteers. 
   Pilots Jeff Walston (C-172SP) and Ryan McFadden (PA-28 180c) made up our active flight crew.  Jim Faix was ready and planning to fly, but switched to ground ops as he encountered some early morning "roadblocks."  All of our pilots were faced with challenges and practiced good aeronautical decision-making.  Great job!  Thank you all.
   Thank you to our ground personnel:  Shirley Mandarino, Mary Lou McFate, Mike and Evelyn Foust, Jeff Claridge, Ric Romanoff, Jim Faix, Brad Smith, Dianna Walston and Chip Miller.  We appreciate you all!
   This month's response was all from the general public.  From all indications, the start time schedule change went well.  
                   ***New start time schedule*** 
Starting in July, breakfast now begins at 0900- same as flying.  Safe Flying!
Our next Young Eagles Day is Saturday, August 15, 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.

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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.