A captivating scene at Sun ’n Fun

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By CONNIE SUE WHITE, Flying managing editor and Sun ’n Fun Today guest writer

The scene of the Martin family relaxing Wednesday morning in the Vintage Area at Sun ’n Fun next to their just restored 1946 Fairchild, is captivating for more than one reason. A young family camping next to an antique airplane they flew nine hours from Pennsylvania to be at this year’s fly-in speaks volumes in that it is exactly what general aviation needs to see more of to survive.

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High grades, high flight for student

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How do you manage a 4.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale? “You take lots of Advanced Placement and Honors classes,” said Joshua Gutierrez, a 17-year-old honor student at Central Florida Aviation Academy, which is on the SUN ’n FUN campus.

Gutierrez has the highest GPA in his school and as a reward he earned a ride in the back seat of a T-6 Monday morning.

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ERAU Summer Programs for Teens

Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz. – Teens who would enjoy hands-on exploration of aviation and aerospace topics will want to sign up for the Summer Programs operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses. The Summer Programs run from June 3 to Aug. 9, with individual camps ranging in length from five days to 49 days. All of the Residential Camps include on-campus meals, classroom instruction, books, materials and field trips. Supervised on-campus housing is also included in all Residential Camps except the Generations program. Application is required a month before the start date of each camp. For more information, visit www.daytonabeach.erau.edu/summer or www.prescott.erau.edu/degrees/programs/camps/.

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