The secret is out — finally

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Shhhh. I’m going to trust you to keep this to yourself. It’s a secret. It has been for years. Yet, I’m going to tell you the truth. Here. Now. Only a few sentences hence.

Now, if I’m going to be completely honest, I have to admit the paragraph you just read is hyperbole. I’ve used a writer’s trick to get you reading, and hopefully keep you reading. Exaggeration is my tool of choice. By elevating something that’s largely unknown to the status of a well-kept secret, I’ve grabbed your attention a little more forcefully than I might have done if I chose more passive words, or a less impassioned approach. Good.

What I have to share is important. It truly is. For while it might not really be a closely held secret that’s been shielded from the wider public, it is information that’s unknown in the wider world and directly affects the future of general aviation in a very real way.

You’re still with me, right? Excellent.

In only a matter of weeks the second largest aviation-related event in North America will take place in my back yard. It’s called SUN ‘n FUN and it’s been one of the highlights of my year for more than two decades. You’ve probably heard of it too. Hopefully, you’ve been there to experience it for yourself. It is, in a word, amazing. [Read more…]

SUN ‘n FUN slates Aerospace Discovery Weekend

LAKELAND, Florida — For the first time ever for Aerospace Discovery Weekend (formerly Wings ‘n Things) on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus, Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, a fighter pilot at the controls of his RV-8A known as Wild Blue with a maximum speed of over 200 mph, will fly as part of the activities Oct. 24-26.

Event activities have been enhanced with a MOSI traveling show, Rock Wall, Laser Tag and Geocaching. Students (ages 8-17) can register for their first flight at no additional cost above camping or daily registration, SUN ‘n FUN officials noted.

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Free waffles at PilotMall Open House at SUN ‘n FUN

SUN ‘n FUN Radio and PILOT MALL will be serving up free waffles Saturday morning, June 21, on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds at Lakeland-Linder Airport (KLAL) inLakeland, Fla. Breakfast festivities run from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Open House continues until 2 p.m. at the Pilot Mall Aviation Superstore behind Hangar B on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds.

Waffles are free, but RSVP to www.pilotmall.com/waffle_breakfast so SUN ‘n FUN Radio and PILOT MALL can plan to have enough for everyone.