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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.


EAA Chapter 180:  Active Camaraderie Ongoing

for Over 50 Years!

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


EAA180 is a chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) parent organization.   EAA national has over 180,000 current members located both within the USA and internationally.   Click on the link to the EAA-national website for further information    EAA180 normally holds its meetings on the 4th Wednesday at 7 pm at McClure Auditorium at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.

2019 Contact Information:

Gary Stevens
Vice President
Jeff Claridge
Shirley M Mandarino
Scott Shevin
Membership Coordinator
Jeff Claridge
704 634-6928
Young Eagles Coordinator
Edwin B "Chip" Miller


Over 50 years ago our Chapter was approved by the EAA-national organization. We are eager to share with others the experience of exposing young people to flying by supporting the Young Eagles program and mentoring people who are building their own airplanes, having interesting speakers at our Monthly Member Meetings and having more social get-together events during the summer months.

Drop in on our monthly membership meetings (held the forth Wednesday of each month – see the Event Calendar) at 7:00pm in the McClure Auditorium of the Sarasota / Bradenton airport.   You’re always invited. (Location Map)


Non-members can easily join EAA180 by just clicking on the teal colored tab at the left of the home page that says: "Join Chapter 180".  The computer will easily lead you through the application process. If you have difficulty with your application, please contact our Secretary, Shirley Mandarino or Jeff Claridge, Membership Coordinator (listed above).
Members of EAA180 need to log-in to access pages that are restricted to members only.  Before logging in, each new member should first visit their email account to find the temporary password that Club Express will have emailed to them.   To log into the Members' Pages, the member should click onto their name at the top of the teal colored column at the left side of the home page, then enter their name and the temporary password and click on the box labeled "Log-In".  If the member subsequently wants to change her/his password then the member can click on the box for changing password, type in the new password, and click on the save button. Again, if any problems, please contact Shirley or Jeff. 
It is the Chapter's prime objective to get everyone actively involved in Chapter functions, planning and implementation.