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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.

HomeSponsors of EAA-National

Sponsoring EAA-National Airplane Rides

Sponsors of EAA-National help to support our EAA Chapter 180, local to Sarasota / Bradenton,  by making significant contributions that partially offset the cost of our Chapter's hosting this flying air tours event for the general public's education and enjoyment.  
EAA Chapter 180 hosts these air tours to bring rare and unique historical aircraft to Sarasota / Bradenton for the general public to view, learn about, and to experience the exhilaration of riding in them.
On February 5,6,7, and 8 the B-17 bomber and the Ford Tri-Motor airliner will be at Sarasota / Bradenton International Airport (KSRQ) and be available for rides for the general public as well as special group rides during the day and at sunset.   These aircraft have extremely powerful round engines, thus the name of this event is:  Round-engine Aircraft Rides Event. 
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Seven growling round engines roaring to go fly!   Three in the Ford Tri-Motor (the first commercially produced airliner - 1929) and four powering the B-17 bomber.
Sponsors are invited to make their tax deductible donations directly to EAA, a 501C3 Federal IRS non-profit corporation.  Your donations are gratefully appreciated.  Click here to see our EAA180 Missions and Objectives that your donations will help fulfill: 
Sponsor incentives:

Ford Tri-Motor:

  • $1,500 donation = one free flight (ten passengers)



  • $1000 to $2499 donation = one free passenger seat
  • $2500 to $4999 donation = two free passenger seats
  • $5000 or more = five free passenger seats

Just click on the EAA Spirit of Aviation logo below to be securely linked to the EAA foundation. 
Please be sure to type  "Sarasota" into the "other" box so that your donation credit will apply to our EAA 180 Chapter that is hosting this RARE airplane rides event, and so that EAA will promptly reply to your donation with a letter for IRS tax purposes.
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