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Meet you

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






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Welcome to
EAA Chapter 180
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL 
 

 
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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

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    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. 
 
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No regular Monthly Member Meeting in November. 

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EAA180 Jt. Nov/Dec Member Meeting

December 6th, 2017

“The Black Box”- All you've ever
wanted to know about it.

Our next Monthly Member Meeting of EAA180 will be Wednesday, December 6th2017, 7:00 pm at McClure Auditorium. This will include a short business meeting and refreshments will be served.

Dan Cunningham graduated from the University of Florida with an Electrical Engineering Degree. He is a Principal Software Engineer with L3 Aviation Products. He started working with flight recorders in the mid 1990s.

L3 Technologies (parent company) is a $10+ Billion, multi-national organization, with over 38,000 employees. It is one of the top ten US government contractors, working with Dept. of Defense, Homeland Security, NASA, etc. We’ve come into contact with their many products: airport baggage scanning systems, passenger screening systems and trace level explosive detection systems.

Dan will talk to us about flight data recorders, often referred to as “black boxes”, which it not Black, and it’s not a Box. Bring your questions and have them answered.

This will be an interesting meeting so be sure to attend and bring your friends/guests. All are most welcome. Hope to see you on December 6th.

Shirley Mandarino (smandarino180@gmail.com(941) 922-2796)

 









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EAA180 Monthly Member Meeting

October 25, 2017

Oshkosh experience & Meet the Ninety-Nines

 

Our next Monthly Member Meeting of EAA180 will be Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00 pm at McClure Auditorium. This will include a short business meeting and refreshments will be served.

        

Malcom Moniz our own Teen RV12 builder was sent to experience Oshkosh for the first time by our chapter. Due to illness last month Malcom was not able to tell us about his experience, so he is on for October. Malcom promises some good stories from his experience and has some pictures and video to share from his experience at the EAA Air Academy and as a first-timer at AirVenture.


The Ninety-Nines are an international group of women pilots with a rich history and many famous members. A new chapter of the Ninety-Nines has recently started in our area and there is a good opportunity to work with them on future events and programs. Elina Lunin is the new chapter president, an active Flight Instructor, a corporate King Air pilot and owner of a Geronimo Apache. Andrea Noles Jaushneg is the station manager of Rectrix at SRQ and the owner of a Citabria.  Elina and Andrea will introduce us to what the Ninety-Nines are all about and some of their aviation activities and programs.

It should be an interesting evening and a great way to get back in to our regular meetings.

As always, guests are most welcome and encouraged.  See you on October 25th.

Gary Stevens. (stevensgary656@gmail.com - (217) 971-8447)

 

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EAA180  Monthly Member Meeting

August 23rd, 2017

7:00 pm (regular time)

**LOCATION: Clyde Jones Road, by old Tower

At the Teen Build/RV-12 Hangar. **Parking across the Road, adjacent to airport entrance. 

This month, we are continuing our more "Social" summer program. We are welcoming all EAA180 members/guests to come to see the Teen Build RV-12 progress. 

Also: See the new proposed Adult Build project of completing the Christavia MK-1, which was donated to EAA180.

Refreshments will be served. 


(For further info: Shirley Mandarino (941) 993-9246)



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2017 EAA180 Monthly Meetings 
July 26th, 2017 - 6:30pm

 **Note Changes - Demetrios, University/Lockwood

We are continuing our "summer season" with a dinner meeting at Demetrios, corner of University and Lockwood Ridge. Plan to join us for dinner. No program tonight...just good food and great conversations with fellow EAA180 members/guests.

      Gary Stevens, Member Meeting Coordinator 
(217
) 971-8447 (stevensgary656@gmail.com)

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EAA180 Monthly Member Meeting
June 28th, 2017
2nd Annual River Cruise Social
Bring your family and join us for a fun evening on June 28th!!!

In place of our regular June meeting, we will have a fun evening of cruising the Manatee River with Riverside Tours, Inc. to see a sunset on Tampa Bay and enjoy the city lights on our return.



The fun starts at the Riverhouse Reef and Grill before the cruise for dinner and you get an additional $5.00 per person off the river cruise.

We need 30 people to have the tour boat exclusively for our Chapter. You can bring your own snacks and drinks aboard the boat. It is a beautiful 2 hour outing.

The Details

June 28, 2017 Our regular meeting night.

6:00 pm Dinner at the Riverhouse Reef
& Grill.

7:45 pm RiversideTours - cruise departs
the dock at the restaurant and
returns at 9:45 pm.

$25.00/person With Dinner receipt from
Riverhouse Reef & Grill
from this date.
$30.00/personCruise only.

Reservations orGary Stevens
questionsstevensgary656@gmail.com
Home:(941) 792-0294
Cell:(217) 971-8447

http://www.riversidetoursinc.com/
http://www.riverhousereefandgrill.com

*******RSVP to Gary ******


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2017 EAA180 Monthly Meetings 
May 31st, 2017 - 6:30pm

 **Note Changes - Anna Marie Oyster Bar Landside 
The World of Seaplane Flying - Steve McCaughey
We are kicking off our "summer season" with a dinner meeting and a Program by Steve McCaughey, the Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Assn. If you've ever thought about seaplane flying or would like to learn more, plan to join us for dinner and an interesting program. (Full Bio - Click Link Below).

      Gary Stevens, Member Meeting Coordinator
(217
) 971-8447 (stevensgary656@gmail.com)

 
 

Click Here for Monthly-Meeting Programs

 
 
 
 
 
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        Young Eagles     

  From The Young Eagles coordinator:

 
                                                                    
                                                 

      

Chip Miller
E
AA180 YE coord.
chipthefireman@comcast.net 
941-356-0591
 
 
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.
 
 
Members: Please call Chip Miller with your offer to assist the Young Eagles program.     
941-356-0591
Come fly with us.  We're changing kids' lives.