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Teen Aircraft Factory of Manasota

Shaping the next generation of aviation leaders one airplane at a time

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Teen Build

Each Saturday, our local teens work under the guidance of our TAFM aviation volunteer mentors to build a two-seat aircraft.  Our mentors have over 150 combined years of aviation experience and ensure that the students learn the necessary skills to assemble their aircraft and, perhaps more importantly, develop self-confidence, work discipline, commitment, teamwork, and leadership.

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Young Eagles Program

Under the EAA Chapter 180 Young Eagles Program, TAFM mentors participate in offering free flights to area youths in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.  Join us on the third Saturday of each month at Universal Flight in Sarasota Airport (KSRQ).  Come join us in exploring the skies this month!

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Our Planes

The TAFM is currently building their third RV-12.  Our first aircraft was sold several years ago and has now clocked over 850 hours.  Our second RV-12 was completed in early 2019 and recently sold.  We are working on our third RV-12 now with a target completion date of Summer 2020.  Interested in purchasing our latest RV-12?

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Sarasota Airport North Hangars 

1234 Clyde Jones Rd.

Hangar J3-112

Sarasota, FL 34243

TEEN AIRCRAFT FACTORY OF MANASOTA (TAFM), under the EAA180 chapter, does not exclude, deny benefits or services to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion or disability in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits of any of its programs and activities or in employment therein.

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