EAA Chapter 180 brings an exciting experience to Youth in the Sarasota and Bradenton Area. Osprey Nest Projects work in formal partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration and many other organizations to promote aviation and aerospace education. Many students who participate in build projects go on to become pilots, aviation technicians or students on aviation/aerospace career paths.
Each project is unique because it is designed and implemented by individuals who would like to contribute and take advantage of their particular skill sets. This prorgram exists as a resource to bring together the three key components—kids, adults interested in donating their times and talents and aircraft owners who love Aviation.
EAA Chapter 180 and volunteer kids are building the latest in the most successful line of kit aircraft in the world. They are building a new Van’s Aircraft RV12. It’s a two-seat all-metal side-by-side airplane with a large cabin that seats the occupants ahead of the wing spar for maximum room and superb visibility. The RV-12 meets the certification standards of the Light Sport Aircraft category and this RV-12 is eligible to be licensed in the E-LSA category.
It is powered by a Rotax 912ULS 100 hp engine. This rugged little engine hasn’t become the world-wide standard in light sport aircraft by accident. Extended real world experience has shown it to be durable, reliable, and economical. It can use either unleaded auto-gas or 100LL.
Ric Romanoff, an EAA Chapter 180 member partially responsible for acquiring the Van’s RV12 states “This is an exciting opportunity for these kids, and it’s been incredible how well they have figured out how to build this airplane.” Completion of the RV12 is predicted for Christmas 2012.
Here are some photos from the Rv12 Project:
RV12 Builder Gallery
August 2012 Photo Gallery
EAA Chapter 180 RV12 Program: Local kids take part in building a Van’s Aircraft RV12 from the ground up with supervision from experienced aircraft builders. It’s a two-seat all-metal side-by-side airplane with a large cabin that seats the occupants ahead of the wing spar for maximum room and superb visibility. The RV-12 is eligible to be licensed in the E-LSA category.
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EAA Chapter 180
7040 Treymore Ct
Sarasota, FL 34243-5500
Phone: (941) 359-8693
Facsimile: (941) 355-7732
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EAA Chapter 180 Is A Florida Chapter of The Experimental Aircraft Association
EAA Chapter 180 is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a group of resources and training to Pilots and Aviation enthusiasts in the Sarasota, Florida and Bradenton, Florida Area. Our programs include the EAA national Young Eagles Program for children, as well as YAA Youth Aviation Adventure programs. EAA Chapter 180 hosts and provides training and seminars, as well as events hosted at the Sarasota Bradenton Internationa Airport. All Pilots, Aviation Employees, and Enthusiats are welcome to become a member of our organization. Help support Young Eagles with you tax free donations. Young Eagles events are hosted monthly at SRQ.