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EAA180 In the News

EAA National Awards EAA180 $10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarship

On February 28, 2020, we received the exciting news that EAA National awarded us a $10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarship.  The $10,000 is awarded to a deserving youth for application toward their flight training expenses.  The EAA180 Board met with three highly qualified candidates and has selected Brian Ackles as the 2020 Scholarship recipient.  Brian has been involved in the chapter for four years through our Teen Build and Young Eagles program.  Brian started flight training in August - pictured here with Brett Williamson after their first in-air lesson.  Congratulations Brian!  We are here to support you! Click here to learn more about the Ray Aviation Scholarship Foundation

Ray Scholar Brian Ackles First
Sarasota Magazine: Flight Club

The EAA180 Teen Build, often referred to as the Teen Aircraft of Manasota (TAFM), was featured in an article in the January 2020 edition of Sarasota Magazine.  The article was written by Cooper Levey-Baker and contains a good overview of our Teen Build program as well as some nice pictures of the teens.  Click here to see the article

Awesome Sarasota Experience: Young Eagles

Nothing is better than an excited parent having their excited child take part in the monthly Young Eagles program.  This is a video posted on Facebook of a parent at Young Eagles talking about the program as part of his "What's Going On in Sarasota" series.  This is a fun 6 minute video to watch!  Click here to see the video

WSLR The Surreal News: Teen Build Interview

On June 21, 2019, WSLR conducted a radio interview with some Teen Build mentors and teen.  In this interview, the EAA180 mentors talk about the Young Eagles in Sarasota as well as the Teen Aircraft Factory of Manasota (TAFM) program.  This interview runs about 30 minutes. Click the arrow to hear the audio

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