Richard Rain sent in these photos, explaining: “Had a great time at SUN ‘n FUN, we were all the way at the end of aircraft camping. We went as a flight of three from Maryland — a Husky, Super decathlon and a Cherokee 140. As you can see, these pictures were taken after the overnight rain and it was messy getting around. [Read more…]
Skychick Ramona Cox and photographer Hans Li caught these photos of Lakeland, Florida, Mayor Howard Wiggs as he prepares to do loops and rolls with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, compliments of Honda Generator who is a sponsor of the team and SUN ‘n FUN. At first apprehensive, the mayor later said that he thoroughly enjoyed the ride and agreed that it was a thrill of a lifetime. [Read more…]
By JOHN CUDAHY
After three years of sequestration-induced instability and uncertainty, the North American air show business appears poised to make a full recovery in 2016.
Although there have been a number of early shows throughout the U.S. already this year, SUN ’N FUN once again serves as the unofficial kick-off for this year’s air show season in the United States and Canada. [Read more…]
On Wednesday at SUN ’n FUN, a new raffle was launched to support SUN ’n FUN’s Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility located on the fly-in’s campus.
The winner of the ACEMaker Raffle will receive a prize package that includes premium week-long admission for four and parking to SUN ‘n FUN 2017. [Read more…]
The second annual Sunshine Express 400 ran Sunday, April 3. A strong tailwind helped the 17 racers set fast times on the course from Greenwood County Airport (KGRD) in South Carolina, to Multrie (KKGR), Georgia, then to Winter Haven’s Gilbert Field (KGIF).
The 400 nautical mile race was organized by 71-year-old Pat Purcell, who was a racer in the Air Race Classic in the 1970s and 1980s, and racer Richard Kaczmarek.
Last year the race was called Race to the Sun, but this year, it was renamed. The race is sanctioned by the Sport Air Racing League, whose motto “Racing for the rest of us” truly suited the group who raced this year. [Read more…]