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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.

HomeBest Flying Stories
Your Best Flying Stories

"Flights of Clever Thinking On The Leading Edge"
Capture our imaginations
to take flight with you
via your best flying stories.
In the aura of Samuel Clemons, here are a few paraphrases of his pithy quotes to get you started writing:
  • Humor is man's greatest blessing.
  • Truth is stranger than fiction, but that is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities and truth isn't.
  • As a pilot we need more than ignorance and confidence to be sure of success.
  • It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble, trust the avionics and the message alert statements.
  • Fly to heaven for the climate, fly to hell for the company.
  • When communicating with ATC, remember to keep it short, pertinent, and simple for it is far better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
  • Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
  • And remember writers, a man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
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Gene Rogers 2013 Adventure

Tracing the Lewis & Clark Trail

The VFR planning chart in my office has my 2013 trip indicated with red pins; tracing the flight to Oshkosh, then down the Mississippi to St. Louis to commence tracking the Lewis & Clark Corp of Discovery's course to the Pacific.....then south to LAX, east to Tucson and eventually SRQ 
When Gene returns from his 2014 Grand Adventure Flying Trip, ask him to post the details and photos of his 2013 Adventure Flying the Lewis & Clark Trail.

Click on Gene Rogers' photo to read

his 2014 Grand-Adventure Story

of Heading West